GDPR and the Compliance Journey
The regulation sets out requirements for how organisations should collect, process, store and share personal data. It offers EU citizens greater control over how such information is used.
Understand Key Concepts
The law has 99 Articles and 173 Recitals. The core elements include the broad definition of personal data, extra-territorial scope, expansion of data subject rights, the 7 guiding Principles and lawful bases for processing data.
Planning and Preparation
We recommend starting with key stakeholder buy-in; conduct an inventory of all personal data; compare people, processes and technology with the GDPR requirements and document the gap. Then take action to bring data protection policies in-line with GDPR; monitor compliance and review procedures.
In addition to managing personal data flows, the General Data Protection Regulation challenges include the need to ensure consent is informed, unambiguous and recorded. Firms need to be prepared for data portability and subject access requests.
The Upside of GDPR Compliance
The obsession with fines for non-compliance has obscured the benefits of compliance. Including greater customer trust, improved business reputation, better client engagement and competitive advantage.
How FileOM Can Help
As privacy management specialists, we have a deep understanding of business processes and can quickly solve regulatory pain points, ensuring you demonstrate compliance with the GDPR’s data processing principles.