DSGVO: How to get GDPR compliance right.
“When you protect data, you’re protecting people’s basic rights,” explained Ulrich Kelber, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, in a press release from early December. The press release continued on to state that telecommunications provider 1&1 had not implemented sufficient technical and organisational measures to prevent unauthorised individuals from obtaining customer data when calling the customer service hotline. In other words, 1&1 had failed to comply with the GDPR and was fined nearly 10 million euros as a result. This should serve as a serious wake-up call for those who haven’t taken the GDPR as seriously as they should be. Keep reading to learn how you can take ownership of data and information protection in your company.