A statement from: Ali Chambers, CommuniGator, July 11th 2016
“A lot of people think that because “Brexit” won, we can instantaneously drop any EU laws we want – considering we’ve effectively severed our ties. But it’s not that simple, and we have a long road left.
Whilst we have made the decision to leave the European Union, this act does not come into proper effect until article fifty is triggered and we have a long talk with the rest of the EU to sort out the conditions of our leaving. EU negotiations tend to take a long time – the discussion to decide the final version of the GDPR itself, for example, took around four years.
Imagine how long it will take to decide how an entire country will remove itself from connections with all 28 of the other EU member states, whilst also maintaining certain trade agreements.” – Ali Chambers, CommuniGator, July 11th 2016
This update from our friends over at CommuniGator provides a clear cut explanation as to why its essential to get your company preparing for GDPR now.
Brexit has now been confirmed, but the fun has only just begun and you can expect your company to be on shifting ground for some time yet as these new data laws come into play. Whilst we don’t know what form the laws will take in the UK, we do know that they are coming and the uncertainty may give us a little extra time to prepare, so long as we keep on our toes.