GDPR Compliance Assessment
GDPR Compliance is a priority for all organisations
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was developed to ensure that EU citizens have control of their personal data – strengthening and unifying data protection for individuals. Whilst addressing the export of personal data outside of the EU, we offer a GDPR compliance assessment to ensure that your organisation is achieving and maintaining compliance.
Privacy and data security is truly a global issue and non-compliance could cost you dearly. If a company fails to comply with the GDPR – for example, by not having the proper controls in place, losing customer data, or failing to make personal data available to data subjects within ‘a reasonable time’, they may face fines of up to 4% of their global turnover.
With cyber attacks and data breaches on the rise, coupled with increased consumer awareness, achieving and maintaining GDPR is a priority for organisations of all sizes.
A growing concern
A recent RSA Data Privacy & Security Report, which surveyed 7,500 consumers in France, Germany, Italy, the UK and USA, reported that:
80% of consumers said lost banking and financial data is a top concern.
76% said that lost security information and identity information was also a major concern.
73% of respondents stated they are more aware of data breaches compared to 5 years ago.
62% claimed they would blame the company for their lost data in the event of a breach, not the hacker.
55% avoided handing over data to a company that has been selling or issuing data without consent.
50% of all respondents said they would be more likely to shop at a company that could prove it takes data protection seriously.
Alleviate concerns with GDPR Compliance
- Our GDPR compliance assessment highlights any gaps to maintaining compliance
- Our solution focused approach provides recommendations to improve compliance
- The GDPR Assesment will help organisations to understand, achieve and maintain GDPR compliance
- As consumers become better informed, organisations need more transparency and responsiveness from companies handling data.
The Security Principle measures must ensure the ‘confidentiality, integrity and availability’ of your systems and services and the personal data that you process within them. You must process personal data securely by means of ‘appropriate technical and organisational measures.
Doing this requires you to consider things like risk analysis, organisational policies, and physical and technical measures. You also have to take into account additional requirements about the security of your processing – and these also apply to any third-party data processors who work on your behalf.
The far-ranging nature of GDPR legislation, rising consumer awareness, and the potential financial impact of customer backlash and regulatory action, make it critical that businesses regularly review their data collection and processing frameworks to ensure the safety and privacy of the data they hold.
Performing a thorough review of both security policies and infrastructure in place, as well as a review of agreements with third-party suppliers who may process data on your behalf, we identify any gaps to compliance.
Key GDPR Compliance Benefits
- Be able to demonstrate you can react quickly to a breach.
- Establish a framework for accountability.
- Ensure Privacy by Design is embedded into processes and products.
- Be aware of how much personally identifiable information (PII) you process.
- Ensure your privacy notices and policies are clear and easy to understand.
- Consider the rights of data subjects.