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No-deal Brexit will impact channel's GDPR pitch
This article is part of the MicroScope issue of October 2019
The sales pitch around GDPR has changed over the past year moving from counting down towards a deadline to waiting for the fines to start to reactivate spending. For those in the channel that have invested heavily in data protection there could be a fresh angle to reignite customer conversations around GDPR in the form of the potential no-deal Brexit. Although it continues to remain unclear whether or not the UK would leave the EU on a no-deal basis the current Prime Minister has vowed to do so unless a deal can be reached next month. A no-deal Brexit could have consequences for GDPR and resellers need to be on top of the potential issues for customers. “The growing prospect of a no-deal Brexit could have a major impact not just on the UK economy, but also on how organisations comply with GDPR. We all know the major headlines, but the devil is in the detail for businesses faced with widespread regulatory change," said David Smith, head of GDPR Technology, SAS UK & Ireland. “In a no-deal scenario, Britain would become a ‘third ...
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If the UK does leave the EU without a deal at the end of next month then it will have ramifications for GDPR and resellers need to be aware of the issues