UK “will implement GDPR” regardless of Brexit.

UK will have to implement GDPR despite Brexit

The UK Government has confirmed it will implement GDPR, in spite of the EU referendum decision to leave the European Union. Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP told a House of Commons Select Committee : “We will be members of the EU in 2018 and therefore it would be expected and quite normal for us to opt into the GDPR . . . (in order to) to help British business with data protection while maintaining high levels of protection for members of the public.”


The deadline by which organisations must comply with GDPR is May 25th 2018. Since Article 50 (the formal mechanism for leaving the EU) triggers a 2-year withdrawal process, it follows that UK organisations will be obliged to comply with GDPR for, at minimum, an interim period pending full withdrawal.


For many organisations, the interim compliance is likely to become a permanent requirement. According to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), UK organisations will be obliged to comply with GDPR “or something very similar to it” (01.07.16) if they intend to continue trading with the single market.


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the challenge - wizuda case studies

The board of a multinational medical device organisation required a secure, cloud-based solution which facilitated virtual board member collaboration on key documents in preparation for monthly board meetings.

The documentation was regularly of a highly commercially sensitive nature, largely relating to ongoing clinical trials, and as such demanded a secure and encrypted platform which could be implemented without the engagement of internal IT resources.

Key challenges that need to be  considered:

  • Geographically dispersed stakeholders
  • Highly commercially sensitive documentation
  • No internal IT involvement
  • Multiple stakeholders required to collaborate on
    single documents
the solution- wizuda case studies

Wizuda MFT gave them a centralised view of all their file transfer activities and a network overview of the data flows. IT now had instantly available reporting and could provide geographic maps and network overviews to senior management of all file transfer activities in the organisation. These could also be categorised in ways that made sense for the business from a priorities perspective. Wizuda’s unique ‘Health Check’ dashboard with automated monitoring and alerts, allowed them to manage all transfer operations proactively and ensured they were always on top of any issues.

From a GDPR compliance perspective, transfers could be linked to Data Protection Impact Assessments were required and data could be anonymised as part of the transfer process. Wizuda MFT enabled them to apply the latest security protocols for file transfers and encrypt data at rest and in transit. Passing cyber-security and GDPR compliance audits became a lot easier.

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At Wizuda we focus on developing IT solutions which help businesses grow and empower people to collaborate and stay connected securely and compliantly. Specialists in secure data transfer since 2001, all development and support operations are carried out from our two Irish 

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