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First steps to take to reach GDPR compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a recent law on privacy and protection of personal data of individuals, who can include employees, customers, or supplier personnel. All organisations who provide services to or process the data of EU residents need to comply with the EU GDPR. As the …

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Who are the key stakeholders in a GDPR compliance project?

Compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can involve many stakeholders. This is especially true for mid- and large-sized organisations. This can be overwhelming for some people. In this article, we talk about key stakeholders that should ideally be part of your GDPR project. Who are the key …

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GDPR vs e-Privacy regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and e-Privacy regulation are the most critical EU regulations in the field of personal data privacy and protection. And, even though these are EU regulations, they impact companies across the globe. While the e-Privacy regulation has not yet been published, there are a lot …

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Understanding the Lead Supervisory Authority concept in GDPR

One of the most talked-about provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation is the concept of the one-stop shop. Simply put, this means a company that has operations in multiple countries can choose to deal with one Supervisory Authority (of a country) by choosing a Lead Supervisory Authority (LSA), …

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How does GDPR impact marketing activities?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the outgoing Data Protection Privacy Directive 95/46/EC, goes into effect of 25 May 2018. It’s the most significant change to data privacy regulation in the last 20 years, enhancing and expanding on the key principles of data privacy found in the …

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4 key benefits for companies complying with GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a significant piece of legislation in the field of personal data privacy. Often, GDPR is misunderstood and associated with the fines for non-compliance. While fines are certainly a possibility if a company does not comply, it is important for companies to understand …

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Which fines does GDPR designate for companies?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a significant legislation in the field of personal data privacy, and it defines very high fines for non-complying companies. Let us understand what these penalties are. The fines that can be applied GDPR has two levels of fines. These fines are specified …

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9 steps for implementing GDPR

Implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be complex and challenging. As you implement, it is important to understand if your plan is going in the right direction or not. Let us go through the key GDPR implementation steps that your project must include. As the checklist …

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5 steps to handle a data breach according to GDPR

In today’s world, data breaches are a reality. No, we don’t want them to happen, but the reality is that these do happen. And, when a data breach involves personal data of EU residents, it comes under the jurisdiction of EU GDPR. This means that there may be a need …

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7 biggest priorities to comply with GDPR on time

Your implementation project for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be overwhelming and complex. With the exception of a few small organisations, most organisations struggle to identify the most important tasks, and to put maximum focus on completion of GDPR in time – on or before …

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Contents of the Data Protection Policy according to GDPR

Key elements of a GDPR compliant Data Protection Policy Creating an internal Data Protection Policy is a good way of starting your compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As interpretation of GDPR can be complex and challenging for most people, it is common practice to create an …

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A summary of 10 key GDPR requirements

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of rules about how companies should process the personal data of data subjects. GDPR lays out responsibilities for organisations to ensure the privacy and protection of personal data, provides data subjects with certain rights, and assigns powers to regulators …

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Understanding 6 key GDPR principles

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that processing of all personal data should be aligned with the principles defined in the regulation. As part of the effort to implement the regulation, it is important to understand key GDPR principles that are stated in Articles 5-11 of the GDPR text. …

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Key roles defined in EU GDPR

Part of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes definitions of different roles and their responsibilities. Before starting to understand GDPR requirements, or starting to implement GDPR, it is important to understand the key roles. In this article, I will share an overview of key GDPR roles and …

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