The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter force on 25th May 2018 – as a replacement for the Data Protection Directive. GDPR is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years, so we want to help make sure you are prepared.
GDPR is designed to protect and restructure the way organizations approach data privacy. The aim is to give control back to EU citizens, and protect them from privacy and data breaches in what is becoming an increasingly data-driven world. Many changes have been proposed since the old Data Protection Directive, and the key principles of GDPR will have a big impact on businesses; if organizations are non-compliant after its enforcement date, they could face heavy fines.
Not just the fines, but the reputational damage associated with a data protection breach could be detrimental. Your organization needs to be prepared to meet GDPR compliance requirements with robust compliance processes, policies and procedures. We’ve put together 5 key points we think businesses need to make note of about the GDPR:
Off the shelf, automated solutions are key in supporting a risk-based approach to GDPR compliance. Sword Achiever can help track compliance against any standards provided, including GDPR, ISO, PCI etc.
By Kate Passby at 20 Sep 2017, 09:38 AM