GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018. Find out what you need to do now to achieve compliance. Consultancy is not always necessary!
It's no big deal - is it?
If your organisation has been implementing industry best practices to protect the data it holds, then GDPR may have very little impact on you. For other organisations, the impact of GDPR could be very significant - depending on the nature and scale of the data that you process. If you are in any doubt regarding your GDPR compliance you need to address that as a matter of urgency to avoid the risk of reputational damage and heavy fines.
What do you need to do?
The first step is to gain a solid understanding of your current position in relation to data protection and privacy. Then establish the gap between your current position and what is required to be GDPR compliant.
How can we tackle this?
There are various ways of achieving GDPR compliance. The best way for your organisation depends on the nature and scale of the data that you process and also the resources that you have available. Organisations that have suitably skilled resources available with expertise in data protection & information governance may be in a position to achieve GDPR compliance with little need for external support. Other organisations may choose to get staff trained up or appoint new staff with the relevant skills. Different organisations may decide that getting short term external consultancy from GDPR experts is the best way for their organisation. In other cases organisations may decide that outsourcing much of this activity on an ongoing basis to part time consultants with the relevant expertise is the best approach.
Not sure how to get started?
There are many websites providing a lot of useful information on GDPR compliance and these can be a useful starting point. A few of these are listed below.
AssureMore are also happy to provide an initial GDPR consultation free of charge. This might just add confidence to your data protection activities or it might identify areas that need further attention. If you think this would be useful, please use the contact info below to get in touch. You may also find it useful to browse the other pages on our website to see further details of the services that we offer and a sample of our client testimonials.
ICO Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Data Protection Commission - GDPR & You
Data Protection Network - GDPR
European Commission - Data Protection in the EU