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Andrew Beverley is the CTO of InfoSaaS that provides a collaborative solution to the implementation and management of ISO27001 systems. It has recently launched several effective GDPR solutions, which are already helping business of all sizes, from the self-employed, through SMEs to large corporate. To undertake an initial, high-level assessment of how “GDPReady” you are, or progress to start preparing your GDPR compliance evidence using the Data Protection Impact Assessment solution click on UtopiaR.

Legacy Vs Cloud Vs GDPR

There are many tempting reasons for companies to consider the future of their legacy IT estate in light of the increased functionality and lower operating costs of cloud services. However, with the increased data protection requirements arising from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect on 25th May 2018, it is recommended that a formal risk vs. reward analysis is taken, to ensure that legislative compliance can be fully met. Legacy IT infrastructure is normally under the direct control of the organisation, perhaps hidden away in a basement or nearby data centre facility. Understandably this gives IT Managers a close relationship with their assets, and they will probably have sole responsibility for their physical and technical security. As an alternative, clou...