In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), introduced by the European Union, will come into effect.
The GDPR regulations were introduced to revamp the laws that governed the handling of personal data. It seeks to create a co-ordinated framework for data protection across the EU states, with the aim of giving people back control of their personal data. Moreover, the regulations introduce much tighter controls over those who host and process such data. The regulations also introduce rules regarding free movement of personal data inside and outside the EU.
According to the new regulations, personal data is defined as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person”. Such a wide-ranging definition means that businesses have to be careful when reviewing and classifying the data they store.
The GDPR provisions include:
At Northdoor, we offer comprehensive GDPR compliance solutions to companies through our Protect IT security practice, helping them quickly understand the legislation and its impact.
We offer a systematic review of the systems and practices which exist within your company and make appropriate recommendations for moving forward under the new guidelines, providing a clear checklist of actionable steps to take.
Northdoor can provide an integrated set of tools that work in acquiring and upholding control over all the relevant data throughout your business, regardless of whether it is stored across your local or cloud infrastructure.
Automation, integration and continual monitoring govern our approach so that GDPR compliance can be achieved in a quick, smooth and auditable way.
To comply with GDPR, companies must fully understand the personal data they hold, where it is stored and who holds access. Moving ahead, organisations should update their existing company data protection policies and practices, put in place rigorous schemes to govern this, uphold auditable records and be able to quickly notice and react to data breaches.
This is an overwhelming task for many businesses, but Northdoor’s Protect IT Security Practice is here to help. Alternatively, if you want to find out how we can help you accomplish GDPR compliance, then download our two-page PDF on how to boost your data security and prepare for GDPR compliance, or visit our web page.
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