Many rules and regulations for the protection of data can be viewed as dated today - not so much the fault of Governments but a telling sign of how quickly the digital age has taken hold.

An effort has been made to enforce a new rule for certain companies to be able to make complaints against organisations without consent from consumers.

For a company whose data security is not up to scratch this could mean a far quicker and more effective turnaround to be slapped with a fine or penalty for bad practice.

It is therefore important to have the right cyber security and organisation in place to find any potential leaks or exposures that a company might have.