Only Two EU Countries are Ready for GDPR

by Joe Aherne

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With just over 100 days to go before GDPR comes into force, this Irish Times article makes for interesting reading – Only two EU states ready for GDPR according to European Commission: Only two EU states ready 

As many of us now know, GDPR will govern the privacy practices of companies handling data pertaining to EU citizens. This isn’t exactly new. The European Union first formulated GDPR in 2009. The proposal was published in January 2012 and the final text agreed in December 2015. However, come 25th May, firms who do not abide by the rules could potentially see themselves hit with hefty fines. “I’ll wait to see what happens” attitude isn’t really an option. Is your company prepared?

We will be issuing a number of updates in the coming weeks that will set out very clearly the implications of GDPR for Irish organisations and elucidate what process steps can be taken that will counter the messages emanating from some doom and gloom merchants. With our Lean background and experience, GDPR challenges can be tackled in a logical and systematic way.

Ciara Murphy, Operations Manager, ReganStein

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Joe Aherne

CEO of Leading Edge Group

Joe qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1982. It was a decision that reaped great benefits for Joe, providing him with an international recognized qualification which allowed him to follow in his father and grandfathers’ footsteps who had both worked and lived abroad. Having qualified as a CPA, Joe took up financial positions in the Middle East and UK.

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