List of free GDPR resources and templates

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), all organisations that process EU residents’ personal data must meet a series of strict requirements.

We’ve produced eight free resources to help you understand what the GDPR requires you to do:

1. GDPR webinar series

Our GDPR webinar series covers topics such as accountability, suffering a data breach, and the required policies and procedures.

A range of data protection and cyber security experts, including Alan Calder and Adrian Ross, will guide you through the first steps of implementing a GDPR compliance programme.

Webinar titles include:

  • Risk assessments and applying organisational controls for GDPR compliance
  • Conducting a data flow mapping exercise under the GDPR
  • Legal obligations and responsibilities for data processors and controllers under the GDPR
  • Data protection by design and by default under the GDPR
  • Appointing a data protection officer (DPO) under the GDPR
  • GDPR requirements for Cloud providers
  • Accountability under the GDPR, and what it means for boards and senior management
  • Data breaches and the EU GDPR
  • Revising policies and procedures under the EU GDPR
  • EU GDPR and you: requirements for marketing


2. EU General Data Protection Regulation – A compliance guide

Learn how the GDPR affects your organisation, what key changes it introduces, and its scope and impact in our free green paper: EU General Data Protection Regulation – A compliance guide.


3. Infographic: What the GDPR means in 1 minute

From fines to international data transfers, this short infographic gives you a brief overview of the GDPR and what it means for your business.


4. A guide to DSARs

The GDPR strengthens individuals’ rights to see what information organisations store on them. Requests for this information are called DSARs (data subject access requests). You can find out how to meet these requests by downloading A Concise Guide to Data Subject Access Requests.


5. A concise guide to DPIAs

This guide explains exactly what DPIAs (data protection impact assessments) are, why and when you need to conduct them, and offers a straightforward approach that you can tailor to your needs in order to conduct your assessments efficiently, effectively and in line with the law.


6. Data breach reporting survival guide

The 2018 Ponemon Cost of a Data Breach found that one in four organisations will fall victim to a data breach.

This means that the likelihood of your company suffering an incident is becoming increasingly inevitable. The simple fact is data breaches happen – it’s how you prepare for one that determines its impact.

Learn how you can respond to security incidents quickly and effectively with our Data Breach Survival Guide.


7. A beginner’s guide to the data protection officer

Many organisations are required to appoint a DPO (data protection officer) to oversee their data protection practices? Are you one of them?

Find out whether that’s the case, and how a DPO might change the way you approach GDPR compliance.


8. Data flow mapping under the GDPR

As part of their GDPR compliance practices, organisations must conduct data flow maps to understand the types of personal data they process abd how it is collected, accessed, shared and stored.

Our free guide to data flow maps explains why you must conduct data flow maps and helps you get to grips with the process.


A version of this blog was originally published on 20 January 2017.

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