The UK left the EU on January 31, 2020. After the transition period, the UK will no longer be regulated domestically by the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Instead, the UK has passed its own version into law, known as the UK-GDPR (United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation). The UK-GDPR is essentially the same law as the European GDPR, only changed to accommodate domestic areas of law.
On the flip side, the GDPR has demonstrated itself to be a compliant regulation in support of digital solutions during the pandemic. At present, when considerable sections of the workforce are being compelled to work from home and students are being taught in virtual classrooms, the demand for robust data privacy and protection is required now more than ever. The GDPR provides guidance, support, and standards as the world follows its modern routine in response to COVID-19.
Further, with an increasing number of devices getting access to the web, the Internet of things is becoming a reality. And due to its rising usage and expansion, several privacy concerns associated to IoT are being raised. Now, the time when IoT gets so comprehensive, it requires standard security updates and checks. Still, it is preferable to address the issue while in its early stages than altering entire networks and frameworks later. Besides, as computers are becoming smarter and artificial intelligence behind the corner, companies are raising the question should sentient machines be permitted access to personal data. And while there’s no denying this predicament would have to be fixed soon, there are still some more pressing issues to tackle. One of them is ransomware. Severe damage is occurring year after year from ransomware attacks than from data leakage. Hence, it is a matter which furnishes a unique challenge and needs to be tackled systematically to stop it.
The GDPR will continue in its visionary trajectory, centring on enhancing objectives, and informing citizens of their rights.
CIOReview’s editorial board has assessed and shortlisted a number of the foremost prominent organizations within the GDPR solution providers industry. We hope this issue of the CIOReview helps you build the partnership you and your firm need to foster a technologically-driven learning environment.
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