What is the GDPR?
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in 2018.
The GDPR governs the handling of personal data, defined as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person”. The legislation provides a coordinated framework for protecting the personal data of EU citizens around the world, with much tighter controls over those who host and process personal data.
Although the UK has since left the EU, the GDPR has been adopted into UK law regarding the personal data of British citizens. In practice, this means that all UK organisations need to have GDPR compliance policies in place, even those that do not hold the personal data of EU citizens.
GDPR Solutions from Northdoor
GDPR Programme Audit
A comprehensive, structured review of existing GDPR programmes to confirm If a company fitness for purpose and ability to deliver credible compliance.
SolutionAutomated Data Discovery, Classification & Remediation Platform
Northdoor data discovery solutions empower enterprises to find, manage and protect sensitive information throughout the organisation, minimising risk.
SolutionThird Party Cyber Risk
Northdoor Third Party Risk & Compliance service integrate cyber risk management into your enterprise risk management strategy.
SolutionData Encryption Solution
The Northdoor Data Encryption Solution simplifies the creation and management of encryption policies across on-premises and cloud systems.
Mask personally identifiable data quickly, efficiently and in an easy-to-scale way across multiple systems.
SolutionData Protection Advisory Service (DPO)
The Northdoor Data Protection Advisory Service helps organisations access experts to manage compliance with data protection regulations
SolutionSubject Access Requests Solution
Northdoor provides a complete Subject Access Requests Solution to increase both the accuracy and the speed of responding to incoming SARs
SolutionBreach Reporting Solution
The GDPR mandates that organisations notify the relevant supervisory authority – in the UK, the ICO – of all data breaches “without undue delay” or within 72 hours.
Data Protection & GDPR Compliance Solutions
Northdoor offers systematic reviews of the existing systems and practices in your organisation. We make appropriate recommendations for improving data protection, providing a clear checklist of actionable steps to take.
Northdoor can also provide an integrated set of tools that work in achieving and maintaining control over all the relevant data throughout your business, regardless of whether it is stored across your local or cloud infrastructure.
Automation, integration and continuous monitoring are the cornerstones of our approach, enabling you to achieve and maintain rapid and efficient compliance with the GDPR and other relevant data protection legislation.
GDPR industrialisation—eight key services from Northdoor
For many companies, the introduction into law of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 represented the culmination of years of effort to create a fit-for-purpose compliance programme. However, this was only the a starting point: even after the UK’s exit from the EU, companies must continue to execute policies and best practices efficiently and effectively on a day-to-day basis.
Northdoor offers a comprehensive set of services designed to help you industrialise GDPR compliance by embedding it as a seamless function within your business.
Data Protection services from Northdoor
Building on our expert knowledge of both enterprise data management and legislation, Northdoor has created a suite of eight services around Data Protection and the GDPR.
- GDPR Programme Audit
- Data Discovery Solution
- Third-party Compliance Solution
- Subject Access Requests Solution
- Encryption Solution
- Data Masking Solution
- Data Protection Advisory Service
- Breach Reporting Solution
Hit the ground running
To address the complexity of compliance with the GDPR and other data protection regulations, Northdoor has created a tailored approach to working with clients through a programme of workshops designed to explain the legislation, define objectives, and create compliance plans.
With solutions covering Data Discovery (structured and unstructured), Business Workflow Analysis, Encryption, Data Access and Management, Subject Access Requests, Data Masking, Mobile Device Management, managed Data Privacy Officer services, Third Party/processor security risk and compliance and Breach Reporting, Northdoor offers a true end-to-end solution portfolio for compliance with data protection regulations.
To find out how Northdoor can help you achieve and maintain compliance rapidly, efficiently and at low cost, contact us
Download the Northdoor GDPR Guides
Industrialise your data-protection programme for faster, more assured compliance
Four easy steps to Data Protection Compliance
Data Protection Advisory Service: instant access to cost-effective expertise
RiskXchange Cyber Risk Management Solution
Northdoor GDPR System of Record
Data Protection Quick Start Assessment Workshop
Data Protection Executive Briefing
Northdoor’s Protect IT security practice
In this webinar, guest speaker Forrester Principal Analyst Fatemeh Khatibloo examines the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which rewrites privacy rules and converts privacy as a human right to a force of market disruption.
If you’re struggling to determine your exposure to third-party data risk, and you missed our recent webinar with the Direct Marketing Association, find out about the Northdoor approach to compliance by reading our blog and watching our on-demand webinar.
It’s never too late to start your journey to compliance with data protection regulations
Free Infographic: Your Data Protection Obligations
Getting the right Data Protection and/or GDPR solution for your organisation is a team effort. There are numerous factors to consider – such as personal data governance, personal data mapping and information lifecycle management. Read our ‘5 Key General Data Protection Regulation Obligations’ infographic now.
Read our GDPR articles
GDPR's 4th anniversary - Where are we now four years on?
For GDPR’s 4th anniversary, Northdoor considers the General Data Protection Regulation’s impact and whether it has been successful over the past four years.
Amazon fined record €746 million (£636m) for alleged data law breach under GDPR rules
The fine is unprecedented: it’s the biggest GDPR fine issued to date and is more than double the amount of every other GDPR fine combined.
SolutionG-Cloud 12 Data Management Supplier
Northdoor are an approved G-Cloud 12 supplier. Discover our range of data management services for the NHS and public sector
Remote working and GDPR compliance
Discover how to remain GDPR compliant whilst working remotely and how to respond to a GDPR request when data is distributed
Information alchemy: Transforming base data into business gold
By introducing automated data discovery & classification, organisations can rapidly transform raw data into business insight & competitive advantage.
Key considerations for businesses to safeguard their data - Third Party Risk
A checklist and some key considerations for businesses to secure data against third party risk under the General Data Potection Regulation.
Fast access to DPO skills for GDPR compliance
Northdoor explains which types of organisation will need to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) as part of GDPR compliance
Discovering the data you hold
Advanced data discovery & management tools can help automate the process of determining where sensitive data is stored and who has access to it.
Don’t panic: A practical guide to handling Data Subject Access Requests
By introducing automated data classification & our web-based DSARs response solution, organisations save significant time reducing the risk of non-compliance
Data Masking and GDPR
GDPR compliance requires organisations to get a better grip on the pseudonymisation or masking of data that includes personal identifiers.
Five key challenges around GDPR
With GDPR now in force: customer consent, the right to be forgotten, 3rd-party compliance, changing corporate culture and employee consent are key.