New General Data Protection Regulations… How can you get prepared?

by | Apr 19, 2018 | News | 0 comments

New General Data Protection Regulations come into force on the 25th May. This may require you to make changes within your organisation. Below are a few steps you can take to help your organisation get prepared.

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Research

Research the new GDPR guidelines so that you understand your company’s obligations and responsibilities regarding handling and processing data.

Check

Check your procedures to make sure that individuals’ rights are covered, including how you would delete or provide personal data

Monitor

Monitor and review where your data is stored

Hire

Consider hiring a data protection officer or representative. You may be required to do this depending on your business

Plan

Create a data protection plan in case there is an emergency

Be Aware

Make sure that the key people in your organisation are aware of GDPR and the impact it will have

Update

Update any privacy notices so they include new information required by GDPR

Assess

Assess all your systems that are used by data controllers/processors for any potential risks and decide if its time for an upgrade

Be Ready

Be prepared to detect, investigate, and report and personal data breach. You may also have to notify anyone affected by the breach