Data protection is a hot topic everywhere these days, and it’s about to get hotter. In May 2018, a European privacy law is due to take effect. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require new privacy and data protection regulations on any organisation that offers goods or services to people in the European Union, or that collects and analyses data tied to EU residents. This is an important step forward for individual privacy rights, giving EU residents more control over their personal data, which is precisely defined by the GDPR.
To understand the finer details of the GDPR, arrange a no-fee GDPR workshop with our GDPR accredited consultant at your office at a time that suits you.
The GDPR – context, definitions and penalties
Principles of the GDPR
Rights of data subjects
Privacy vs Information Security Managment Systems
How will the GDPR affect my business?
The GDPR contains many requirements about how you collect, store and use personal information. This means not only how you identify and secure the personal data in your systems, but also how you accommodate new transparency requirements, how you detect and report personal data breaches, and how you train privacy personnel and employees.
Business leaders need to begin reviewing their privacy and data management practices now to avoid costly fines further down the line.
How can Acora help my business prepare for the GDPR?
Complying with the GDPR is a business-wide challenge that will involve educating people, formulating a process and applying the right tools and technology. It will also require significant changes in your privacy and data management practices.
As a Microsoft Gold partner, Acora is well placed to support your company’s journey to GDPR compliance. Our qualified GDPR consultants can help key stakeholders in your business to understand your obligations, current position and risk profile.
But being an IT company means we can do more than just advise you on your journey to GDPR compliance. Having the relevant technology, people and processes at our disposal means we can manage your journey too. Our technical experts can help to locate and catalogue the personal data in your systems, build a more secure environment, and give you the tools and resources you need to meet the GDPR reporting and assessment requirements.
Our GDPR Services
Our non-chargeable, onsite GDPR workshop will help senior management, risk and compliance, IT and data security specialists gain clarity on the regulation and be able to determine the scale and scope of their responsibilities in complying with GDPR.
If you wish to understand exactly what is required to achieve compliance in your business, then our GDPR Readiness Assessment will deliver a report with tangible recommendations (technology and/or process) to achieve compliance.
4 steps to managing your journey to the GDPR
Identify what personal data you have and where it resides
Govern how personal data is used and accessed
Establish security controls to prevent, detect, and respond to vulnerabilities and data breaches
Execute on data requests, report data breaches, and keep required documentation
Many thanks indeed for a really helpful and well-presented session. I felt that it was just about spot on in terms of delivery, raising the salient issues, clarifying the myths and offering reassurance. Stuart Bates, Partner at Wenn Townsend.