A survey of Northern Ireland companies has found that over two thirds (69%) of respondents are ‘concerned’ or ‘very concerned’ about a potential breach of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the next 12-18 months .
The Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry and corporate law firm A&L Goodbody partnered on the survey to capture the readiness of local businesses for GDPR, which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Despite being just one month away from the ‘go live’ date, only 22% of businesses feel sufficiently prepared, with more than half (52%) saying they are only ‘somewhat prepared’ and a quarter (25%) claiming that they are ‘not at all prepared’. Still time to prepare However, A&L Goodbody Partner Mark Thompson re-assured companies that there is still time to prepare for GDPR.
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Rainbow Communications, Northern Ireland’s largest independent supplier of telecom services, recently held a new industry event with Virgin Media Business at Derry/Londonderry’s City Hotel. The breakfast briefing brought together local business leaders, entrepreneurs and organisations from across the North West to
The 2018 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey is now open for entries. Businesses can apply online at www.nienvsurvey.com. The deadline for entries is Friday 29 June 2018. The Survey, which is run by Business