13 Essential Pointers on GDPR – May 2018
Jennifer Fitzpatrick

13 Essential Pointers on GDPR – May 2018

On 25th May 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. By incorporating GDPR’s principles into how your organization works will make this a key differentiator to your customers and your business. In essence the way GDPR is looked at will define the cost and value for any organization. Follow our 13 essential pointers on how you and your organization can be GDPR ready May 2018.

  1. Can you verify all places that you store customer data - whether on premise, virtual, cloud or hybrid?

  2. Do you know who has access to your data - whether it is held by you or others?

  3. Does current technology and security deployed adhere to EU GDPR requirements?

  4. If profiling is occurring have you notified the individual and the consequences of the profiling?

  5. Have you explained to customers their rights related to data held by you?

  6. Do your customers know about their right to withdraw consent for you to store and use their data?

  7. Do you have an audit trail that can be presented to customers proving that data has been removed completely?

  8. Do you have a security breach response plan?

  9. Have you educated your people on GDPR and the risks that holding and sharing data presents?

  10. Have you reviewed whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer to take responsibility for data protection?

  11. Have you identified the areas of risk and prioritised the solutions to deal with that risk?

  12. Has your risk assessment included systems used for processing and controlling data by other providers?

  13. Have you created an action plan, which lays out all the tasks that need to be complete prior to implementation of GDPR in 2018?

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