With all the buzz around GDPR, another important piece of legislation seems to have taken a back seat. Just like GDPR, the EU’s Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive will also come into force in May. Rather than focussing on the protection of personal identifiable data like GDPR, the NIS directive sets out to improve the security of network and information systems across the UK, with a focus on essential services which could potentially cause significant damage to the economy, society, and individuals’ welfare if disrupted.
GDPR comes into force throughout the UK and the rest of the EU on 25th May 2018. There’s less than three months to go and businesses are still unprepared. Worryingly, 15% of UK IT Professionals have no plans to prepare for GDPR before the ever-encroaching deadline hits, which is not ideal.
There’s lots of confusion around GDPR: what it means, who it affects, etc. This blog will clear up any confusion whilst laying out some practical steps you can follow to help you towards being compliant.