25th May 2018
The date that GDPR comes into force
Up to 4% of global, annual turnover
Fine for each breach of key data privacy rules
Max. time to report all data breaches
When it comes to achieving GDPR compliance, the starting point recommended by Fujitsu is to conduct an assessment of relevant data held today, and where it resides, starting with the digitisation of paper-based documents through scanning and merging with digitally-born material.
"Paper-based documents are more prone to human errors of misjudgement and can, very quickly, get into the wrong hands,” comments Andrew.
“Scanning allows organisations to take complete control of data by scanning, digitising and working online. Once documents are scanned they can be filed in a multitude of places, whether on a network, in the cloud or on a local PC."
“Fujitsu’s range of scanners covers the full range of personal, compact, desktop, slim, portable devices or larger, departmental and production scanners - which means that, Fujitsu can help organisations of all sizes with their document capture needs."
While GDPR is a strong reason for organisations to invest in scanning, there are a number of additional reasons for businesses to embrace the move from paper to digital processes.
“Investment in digital transformation can now deliver savings and efficiencies across the whole business, as well as helping to prepare for future regulatory compliance,” he says. “Legislation can be a powerful tool to drive a cultural change, so let us see GDPR in that light: a chance for organisations to embrace digital transformation.”
The benefits of GDPR include:
“Paperless working delivers business efficiencies while helping to achieve compliance with GDPR” says Andrew.
“The potential risks associated with GDPR – most notably the fines and damage to reputation – mean businesses simply have to be prepared. When there is commercial upside, and business efficiency to be gained by becoming compliant, the choice of doing the right thing by your data is a clear one”