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Connected factories: smart manufacturers consider GDPR and cyber security

Overview

The manufacturing sector is increasingly turning to automation and innovative IT based solutions to drive efficiencies and improve the way factories operate.


These solutions result in the production of a wealth of valuable data which needs to be analysed, managed and stored. Against this backdrop, the law in this area is changing rapidly with the latest development being the new Data Protection Bill which was announced by the government on 7 August 2017.