Posted by aionol | 02 JAN 2018

4 Action Points For Your Business To Prepare For The GDPR – Part 1

Cloud security has again shifted into the focus of the IT and technology world. The reason comes from the recent announcement of the European Commission to make certain security practices in the cloud mandatory for all businesses. The corresponding legislation the GDPR is coming into effect in May 2018. Looking at the status of security strategies […]

Cloud security has again shifted into the focus of the IT and technology world. The reason comes from the recent announcement of the European Commission to make certain security practices in the cloud mandatory for all businesses.

The corresponding legislation the GDPR is coming into effect in May 2018. Looking at the status of security strategies of most businesses using cloud services, there is a need to act now in order to meet compliance.

In this two-part series we are going to look at 4 Action Points that can help you and your business get prepared for the GDPR.

Here are the first two:

1. Get An Overview Of How Your Business Works With Data

Mapping out your data flows gives you an understanding of how you retrieve, consume, store and use data. Once you know these flows, you can assess the degree to which GDPR will affect your business. It also helps you to understand if and how you are using EU data.

If you or your clients work with EU data, you can be affected by the new security regulations. You then need to determine the appropriate GDPR classification, and what the resulting privacy obligations are.

4 Action Points For Your Business To Prepare For The GDPR

4 Action Points For Your Business To Prepare For The GDPR

2. Clean Out Your Data

Once you have mapped your data, you are in a good position to decide which data is necessary, and which isn’t. The less data you have, the easier it will be to comply with the GDPR. If you find that you are collecting non-critical data, you should change these processes as security in the cloud will only become more important.

Start protecting your data now with Iono Incs STM solution, so your business is safe and compliant tomorrow.

Catch the rest of this article here – Preparing for the GDPR Part 2

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