GDPR

Description

Companies that collect data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data. GDPR compliance has caused some concerns and new expectations of security teams. For example, the GDPR takes a wide view of what constitutes personal identification information. Companies need the same level of protection for things like an individual’s IP address or cookie data as they do for name, address and Social Security number.

The GDPR leaves much to interpretation. It says that companies must provide a “reasonable” level of protection for personal data, for example, but does not define what constitutes “reasonable.” This gives the GDPR governing body a lot of leeway when it comes to assessing fines for data breaches and non-compliance.

Customer Benefits

While many organizations have been responding to the punitive dimension of GDPR, the business opportunities represented by GDPR have been missed. GDPR has the potential for creating new business opportunities and assisting organizations to become more efficient, secure and competitive. The following are some of the benefits:

Improving Data Management: GDPR mandates the need to maintain the correct records in a secure, retrieval form of sensitive information of people. This will enable you to minimize the data you collect and hold, better organize storages and refine data management processes.

Enhancing Cybersecurity: The legislation requires organizations to identify their security strategy and adopt adequate administrative and technical measures to protect EU citizens’ personal data. The regulation encourages you to reevaluate and improve your overall cybersecurity strategy thereby establishing controls over the entire IT infrastructure while building healthier data protection workflows and streamline security monitoring.

Increasing Audience Loyalty And Trust: This is ensured by providing consumers with the power to provide consent to the of use data subjects’ data. Since consumers are becoming more and more suspicious about how their data is handled, the transparency and responsibility you demonstrate will encourage trust in your brand.

Services

We provide a range of services centered around GDPR. These are focused on:

GDPR Readiness Review
Contract Review
GDPR Compliance Assessment and Audit support
Data Cleansing

Training

EU GDPR Awareness
EU GDPR – Practitioner
Data Protection Officer