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With less than a year until GDPR comes into force, Microsoft have announced that their cloud platform will be ready to help businesses meet the challenges the new regulation will bring.
The regulation has been in law since May 2016, but fortunately there has been a ‘grace period’ of two years to allow businesses to take advice, train staff and make their data and processes ready. That period comes to an end in May next year, so if you haven’t yet tackled GDPR, now is the time to do it.
Fines are not dandy
This is a complex piece of legislation which will require every business to tighten up how it collects and processes data. Unlike previous regulations, which had punishments viewed by some as a ‘slap on the wrist’, GDPR will impose fines of up to €20 million or 4 per cent of your company’s turnover.
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Retention and deletion policies in Office 365 are changing for the better – here’s what you need to know.
What are retention policies and why are they important?
Retention policies let your organisation manage information in accordance with industry standards, legislation and internal policies. They help you implement good governance, reducing the risk of legal problems and security breaches, and letting your staff manage information in a way that keeps it structured and relevant to your business.
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Scottish Water provides vital infrastructure on a national scale. We take a look at how, as part of their digital transformation, they are taking control of a major asset: information.
Water is one of our most vital assets. As a publicly-owned company, answerable to the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland, Scottish Water is responsible for providing 1.34 billion litres of drinking water and taking away 847 million litres of waste water every day.
Scottish Water has long recognised the value of its physical assets, which are instrumental in discharging its responsibilities to Parliament and the people. Of pumps, plants or reservoirs, and the people who operate and maintain them.
But it’s only more recently that Scottish Water began to fully realise the intrinsic value of its information as an asset.
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