GDPR - Key Steps
Updated: Mar 27
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25th May 2018 to all organisations that process European residents’ personal data. Under GDPR, businesses that fail to comply with the Regulation and suffer a data breach could face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global revenues – whichever is greater.
Make sure your company is protected
Key Steps to take towards Compliance
Website Compliance (privacy and cookie statements and cookie banner)
Train your staff
Make a list of all personal data that you hold by looking at your processes
Assign lawful basis to personal data
Data Processor contracts
Create Policies and Procedures
Implement Breach notification procedure
Ensure your organisation can comply with any Data subject requests.
Be able to wipe lost mobile phones remotely
Use passwords on documents containing sensitive data - Build passwords that are strong. Use eight characters with one upper and one lower case, a special character like as asterisk and a number. The more random the better.
Source of further information
Data Protection Commissioner - www.dataprotection.ie
This blog is intended purely for guidance and does not constitute legal advice or legal analysis. This guide is intended as a starting point only giving you general information and a general understanding of the subject and not to provide specific GDPR advice. This information should not be used as a substitute for competent advice from a GDPR Expert.