The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to:
Harmonize data privacy laws across Europe
Protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy
Reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.
GDPR reshapes the way in which sectors manage data, as well as redefines the roles for key leaders in businesses, from CIOs to CMOs. CIOs must ensure that they have watertight consent management processes in place, whilst CMOs require effective data rights management systems to ensure they don’t lose their most valuable asset – data.
Simply put, GDPR puts strict monetary penalties in place for the improper usage and protection of an individual’s data.
HOW WE CAN HELP
We, along with your lawyers, can help you determine your GDPR readiness by mapping the data flow in your organization and assessing the effectiveness of your controls. Our GDPR data impact assessment will help you identify how to implement and enhance any current safeguards through controls, policies, and procedures to adapt to the evolving regulatory and threat landscapes.
Here are some questions to help you start to gauge your GDPR readiness, assuming you are subject to GDPR: