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Uber, GDPR & MIGSOLV

Uber’s recent admission that information on 57 million of their customers was stolen by hackers in October 2016, could be a timely reminder for UK firms preparing for new GDPR legislation.

The taxi hailing app company concealed the cyber hack which included names, email addresses and phone numbers, as well as 60,000 US driver’s license numbers. Uber claims more sensitive information like credit card and bank details, were not compromised.

Under new European GDPR rules effective in the UK from May 2018, organisations will have just 72 hours to report such a breach and could face a fine of up to 4% of their global annual turnover.

GDPR will raise challenges for many businesses around how they protect their data in the first instance. As a repository for critical and personal data, MIGSOLV is already working with clients to ensure they’ve done all they can to keep regulators happy and their customer’s data safe.

“Overall, GDPR is positive as it increases everyone’s protection.”“For businesses already using a data centre and fully compliant with DPA, little may change. For others, the new year is a good time to put data protection at the top of their to-do list.”David Manning, MIGSOLV’s Managing Director

Many businesses who hold and process personal data will need to appoint a Data Protection Officer and conduct new Data Protection Impact Assessments. MIGSOLV’s Gatehouse data centre in Norwich is already proving an asset as businesses begin to document the low-risk environment it provides.

“The new legislation just highlights further the need for secure storage of IT and data.”“Placing your IT in our data centre is a simple way to increase protection, improve connectivity, satisfy regulators, protect your business’s reputation and help you satisfy GDPR.”David Manning, MIGSOLV’s Managing Director