The GDPR Bulletin: Is Your Organization in Compliance?
Sep 2, 2021
Use this paper as a guide to see if your organization is in compliance with GDPR regulations.
- I. GDPR Legal Framework
While most organizations have enacted the necessary steps to comply prior to the enforcement, given the complexity of the GDPR, it is best for organizations to continuously assess their compliance and immediately work on any gaps to avoid problems. Board members and executives now have the added responsibility of keeping themselves updated on which areas they should pay special attention to in order to avoid the risk of noncompliance.
- II. Top Management Involvement
Involvement of the top management is critical in terms of making the right decisions and actions to comply with the GDPR. The leaders are the ones responsible for ensuring that all gaps are filled especially since they are at risk of receiving necessary sanctions in any cases of non-compliance.
- III. Conducting Risk Assessments
Since the GDPR is a law and not just a directive, all companies involved are required to strictly adhere to it. Taking action immediately to address security breaches is a must to minimize risks.
- IV. Building a Data Security Team
Building and strengthening the data security team is a crucial part when it comes to dealing with personal or sensitive information. It is important to know who is part of the team and to make sure that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to ensure protection.
- V. Training and Reengineering
GDPR may require extensive business processing reengineering that may affect many aspects of a company’s operations. Reviewing procedures with the people involved and top management is an essential step to comply with GDPR.
- VI. Stringent Vendor and Partner Evaluation
Businesses and partners must remain compliant with the law. All partners must be informed with all of the regulations and must be responsible for managing data.