Tired of all the GDPR noise? Here is what you need to know:
For months now, we have heard with increasing urgency about the need to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming out of the European Parliament, now is the time to visit Cisilion’s Innovation Centre so we can help.
IT APPLIES TO ALL
For the first time, the European Commision is exporting European data protection principles to the rest of the world. Meaning that any company working with information relating to EU citizens within the EU will have to comply with the GDPR requirements.
If you are found to be in breach of any of the regulations there are fines of up to €20m or 4% of annual group turnover.
HOW TO PREPARE:
1. Decision Makers
Make sure decision makers and key people within your business are aware that the law is changing. They need to be aware of the impact GDPR will have and the implications for non-compliance.
2. Document Data
Find what personal data you hold and document where it came from, who you share it with and how it is being stored.
3. Review current policies
Review current privacy policies and set a date to make any necessary changes for GDPR. Check the current procedures to ensure they cover all the rights individuals have
4. Create a plan
Create a plan for how you will handle requests within the new timescales. Identify the lawful basis for your processing activity in the GDPR.
5. Review how you manage consent
Review how you currently seek, record and manage consent and begin to think about changes you may need to make. Remember that age is important here and parental consent for children may be required.
6. Procedures and processes
Become familiar with the process and procedure you must take if a breach is to happen, how you would detect it and how it would be reported.
7. Appoint a Data Protection Officer
A Data Protection Officer must be appointed to take responsibility for data protection and compliance.
Your next steps
If you would like more information on how Cisilion can help you comply with the GDPR regulations, book a free workshop in our Innovation Centre today.
Written by Ian Andrews, Cisilion’s Microsoft Solution Architect for Enterprise Mobility + Security