European law firm Fieldfisher has today launched its first ever mobile app, "A Complete Guide to the GDPR".
The app provides busy business professionals with a complete guide to Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
With just under a year to go until the GDPR takes effect, businesses need to start acting now to get ahead of the upcoming changes. Failure to comply with the new regime could result in fines of up to €20M or 4% of turnover - whichever is greater. Business leaders will need to examine and correct how client and employee information is collected, stored, processed and protected within their business.
Fieldfisher's new, easy-to-use app provides essential insights and tips to help meet the demands of the new regulation. Along with a fully-searchable and cross-referenced copy of the regulation itself, the app also provides a 'GDPR checklist' to ensure clients understand the key operational impacts of the GDPR and are on-track to stay ahead of the new rules.
There are also direct links to the firm's market-leading privacy blog and official GDPR regulatory guidance, which gives users a broader depth and understanding beyond just the regulation itself. For businesses wondering when the new rules come into effect, the app even includes a GDPR countdown clock on its home page. The app is free to download on Apple devices.
Phil Lee, a Partner in Fieldfisher's Privacy, Security and Information Law group said: "We built the app asking ourselves a simple question: 'What are the most useful GDPR resources for our clients to have at the touch (or swipe!) of a button?' This app answers that. Our app is fully searchable and cross-referenced, which makes it incredibly user-friendly and will really help businesses to better understand how the GDPR will impact them. "