What is the GDPR? Taking the first steps towards GDPR compliance

Organizations are probably fed up of alarm bells ringing when it comes to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We know it’s happening soon, but what does it actually mean and what do we need to do?

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR is designed to protect the personal data of EU residents. Yes, it’s law!

It imposes new requirements on organizations to minimize the risk of a data breach and maximize the security of personal information.

Who will it affect?

Organizations of any size in any country that collect and/or process the personal data of EU residents.

What do we need to do?

As an organization that processes EU residents’ personal data, you need to meet the requirements of the Regulation. See our key changes for an overview.

You should appoint a data protection officer (DPO) if you process large volumes of data or operate in the essentials services sector, and begin a compliance project as soon as possible regardless of your sector. As part of this, you should review your data situation and implement new procedures as required by the Regulation.

A useful tool for completing the project is our EU GDPR Documentation Toolkit.

Are you starting a GDPR compliance project?

Register now for our webinar: “The first steps towards GDPR compliance “>>

Join IT Governance’s founder and executive chairman, Alan Calder, to learn about the first steps your organization should take to manage and achieve compliance with the GDPR. Webinars are followed by a Q&A session.

Our free ‘First Steps’ webinar series is on these dates:

Thursday, 21 September at 10:00am (EST)

Thursday, October 19 at 10:00am (EST)

Thursday, November 16 at 10:00am (EST)

Thursday, November 30 at 10:00am (EST)

Thursday, December 14 at 10:00am (EST)

View all upcoming GDPR webinars >>