Posted by aionol | 03 JAN 2018

4 Action Points For Your Business To Prepare For The GDPR – Part 2

Missed it? You can catch the first part of this article here – Preparing for the GDPR Part 1 The European Commission has made certain security practices in the cloud mandatory for all businesses. The legislation comes into effect in May 2018. For all businesses using the cloud there is a need to act now in order to […]

Missed it? You can catch the first part of this article here – Preparing for the GDPR Part 1

The European Commission has made certain security practices in the cloud mandatory for all businesses.

The legislation comes into effect in May 2018. For all businesses using the cloud 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 second points:

3. Identify High Risk Areas

Now that you have narrowed the scope and are looking at you essential data, it is time to identify high risk areas.

Within your data collection, storage and usage processes, are there any weak points? What are the risks associated with data breach or loss in these areas?

Identifying high risk areas helps you create a priority list, so that you can start tackling the most pressing security issues first.

Finally, you should do a full sweep of data collection areas within your business. This kind of gap analysis is not a one-off process. Keep checking back and analyzing your processes to discover any weak links that could get you into trouble with the GDPR.

Prepare Your Business For The GDPR

Prepare Your Business For The GDPR

4. Put Someone In Charge of Privacy

To ensure ongoing compliance, you can set up a privacy committee that assesses the results of the aforementioned gap analysis and takes appropriate actions. This practice is also encouraged by the GDPR, recommending that companies assign privacy officers.

Once you have created this role, give your privacy officer the freedom to set up their own compliance practices and processes from mapping data flows to addressing weak links and correcting issues.

Security in the cloud will only become more important.

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