Those 4 letters are everywhere at the moment! It appears that you can’t go 5 minutes without those innocent looking letters appearing on the news, in your inbox or in one of your social media news feeds. By now, not only will you know all about the General Data Protection Regulation, it’s probably something you’re a bit of an expert in! Unfortunately, we have some bad news. GDPR isn’t going away. In fact, as May 25th creeps ever closer, the whole nation is going to be experts in the field of data protection, and know all about it. Or are they?
In our office, we speak to organisations every day who are inadequately prepared for the GDPR, and more concerning still, a number of organisations have not even heard of the GDPR. In our mission to help make businesses stronger, we are challenging ourselves to educate as many local organisations as possible on the General Data Protection Regulation, and what it means to their business.
GDPR is the biggest overhaul of data protection laws in 20 years. Not only does it cover names, addresses and phone numbers, it is also covering digital data such as cookies and IP addresses. One thing often overlooked by organisations is the role that their office copiers and printers play in their GDPR compliance. And with potential fines that could be business-changing, overlooking the role that the humble copier plays in GDPR compliance is risky.
Your office copier and printer deals with huge amounts of company data. From client names and addresses, to staff payroll information and company accounts. With document scanning and printing, many copiers also feature hard drives, which may store information on each document that is scanned or printed. Is that information handled securely by your business? We have created a useful, downloadable guide on the GDPR, and how it affects your copiers, scanners and printers.