The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has finally come into effect. This affects all organisations that have contact with personal data of individuals from within the EU. Here’s a basic breakdown of how you can make small changes to your workplace to help become GDPR compliant and how you can avoid any fines in a business landscape post-GDPR.
The new regulations guarantee that customers or clients have the right to have their personal data removed from the business they have a relationship with. Take a look at how your company collects data, see if any changes need to be implemented and whether how this is stored needs to change.
Moderate potential data breaches
Should your company lose data or be accountable for a data breach then you could be subject to a GDPR assessment. Therefore, you must assess if there are any potential breaches that may occur and how your organisation will cope should there be a security threat such as hacking.
Control and delete data
Once you have identified what personal data you have, your company must find an easy way to delete this information. Also, it is vital to review any existing consent that customers have sent before by sending an opt-in email. If the customer consents then you can have access to their personal data such as an email address so that you can continue communicating with them.
Your organisation needs to be able to prove that they have implemented steps towards being compliant with GDPR. Working closely with your Data Protection Officer will ensure that sensitive data is being processed in the correct way. Therefore, if an audit is undertaken then your company should have all the correct data policies in place and not be hit with a fine from the EU regulator.
There are a number of ways for you to keep your organisation compliant for GDPR. We have a range of privacy filters to protect screens from prying eyes, Bankers Boxes to store data securely and out of sight and high range shredders to shred data efficiently and completely.
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