The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018, which means that any organization doing business in or with the EU has six months from this writing to comply with the strict new privacy law. The GDPR applies to any organization holding or processing personal data of E.U. citizens, and the penalties for noncompliance can be stiff: up to €20 million (about $24 million) or 4 percent of annual global turnover, whichever is greater. Organizations must be able to identify, protect, and manage all personally identifiable information (PII) of EU residents even if those organizations are not based in the EU.Some vendors are offering tools to help you prepare for and comply with the GDPR. What follows is a representative sample of tools to assess what you need to do for compliance, implement measures to meet requirements, and maintain compliance once you reach it.GDPR assessment toolsSnow Software GDPR Risk Assessment identifies more than … [Read more...] about 14 top tools to assess, implement, and maintain GDPR compliance
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2018 heralds the deadline for organisations to meet new regulations around the treatment of personally identifiable information (PII) which, when combined with expected volumes in data growth, could have huge implications for any business that processes personal data.To help businesses understand the impact of GDPR on their information management processes and where it fits within the wider regulatory landscape, six key steps need to be addressed to ensure they are GDPR-ready.The first question should be what is personal data and do I have it? This then leads on to asking how GDPR applies to me? Vital to this is understanding key terminology including personal data and territorial scope, data subject access requests, data protection impact assessment (DPIA), the right to erasure and data portability, and consent. Step three is asking where does data live within my organisation? This could be data on corporate systems, employees’ personal devices, offsite archives and filing … [Read more...] about How to make sure you’re GDPR-ready
The 25th of December will carry extra significance this year, with the day marking five months until the European Union’s (EU) new data regulations come into force.While we are not recommending that those who process and manage data spend their Christmas locked up in a room devising a plan of how their business is going to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is of utmost importance that you consider how your organisation is going to meet the requirements sooner rather than later.The consequences for businesses of not meeting the new regulations are severe, with a fine of up to 4% of their annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater. Businesses should also be aware that Brexit will not save them from having to comply with the requirements, as the UK government has already committed to introducing GDPR into UK law when the Brexit process is formally completed. Businesses with customers from EU regions would have had to comply with GDPR … [Read more...] about GDPR: prepare your ERP system
The abbreviation “GDPR” is becoming more and more often used in offices around the world. “GDPR” stands for General Data Protection Regulation, a new legislation approved by EU Parliament, which goes into effect in May 2018. As the date is approaching, discussions of how to achieve GDPR compliance is the hottest topic right now.Generally speaking, the main goal of the new legislation is protection of freedoms and rights of all individuals that are located in the territory of European Union regardless of their citizenship. It builds up on previous pieces of data protection laws and presents a more thorough approach to the issue. GDPR takes into account accelerating world of international e-commerce and offers a more detailed and up-to-date set of norms for handling personal data of company’s client base.In many aspects, General Data Protection Regulation shifts the way we handle data and most importantly grants new powers to data subjects. It’s … [Read more...] about Becoming GDPR compliant: Quickly, effectively and risk-free
The right to privacy is a long-standing concept that goes back to English Common Law. The Castle Doctrine gives us the familiar phrase, “A man’s home is his castle.” The castle can be generalized as any site that’s private and shouldn’t be accessible without permission of the owner. The idea of privacy quickly expanded to include recognition of a person’s spiritual nature, feelings, and intellect. It’s the right to be left alone.The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the EU and address the export of personal data outside the EU. The EU parliament passed the Regulation—after four years of debate—on April 14, 2016, with an effective date of May 25, 2018.Modern U.S. tort lawThere are four categories of modern tort law in which the concept of “invasion of privacy” is used in legal … [Read more...] about GDPR: Are you ready for the new face of data privacy?