Will GDPR make Shadow IT your worst nightmare?

26th February 2018

Romy Hughes, director at Brightman, takes a look at how GDPR is forcing to take the security of Shadow IT seriously

‘Shadow IT’ – or the unauthorised use of applications or services that employees use without the knowledge or approval of their company’s IT department – has always been a thorn in the side of organisations who struggle to keep control of their data. You can’t budget for it, you can’t support it, it stifles productivity because not everyone is working from the same page, and it’s a cybersecurity risk. But, up until now, it has never been a compliance issue as well.

But all that’s about to change. On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect across the EU and completely overhaul how organisations handle and store their data.

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