GDPR: Is Your Company Ready?
What is GDPR?GDPR stands for ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ which is a new regulation coming into play as from 25 May 2018 which aims to protect personal data of EU residents. This is set to replace the outdated data protection directive from 1995. It also covers and regulates the import and export of personal data outside of the EU. This will apply to anyone that process payments on an online shop or deals with any mailing lists etc. As a bare minimum you should be secure your website with an SSL. GDPR requires you to do the following:
- Requiring the consent of subjects for data processing
- Anonymizing collected data to protect privacy
- Providing data breach notifications
- Safely handling the transfer of data across borders
- This requires particular companies to a appoint a data protection officer to oversee GDPR compliancy
What can you do about this?There are things you can put in place to ensure that you are always compliant with GDPR. Create a data protection plan Most companies already have a plan in place, but this will need to be reviewed and updated to make sure that it aligns with the new GDPR requirements. Implement measures to mitigate risks The GDPR requires that companies report any breaches that happened within 72 hours. Make sure that you are adequately prepared to respond and report any problems.
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