With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May 2018, organisations have less than 18 months to develop and update business processes, policies, infrastructure and systems to comply with the GDPR’s requirements. The Regulation introduces a broader set of rights for data subjects (e.g., the right to object, the right to information, etc.), as well as new requirements and obligations for worldwide organisations that collect and process the data of European residents.
Organisations need to be made aware of the GDPR’s implications
Organisations that process the data of EU residents should pay careful attention to the following elements of the new Regulation:
- Non-compliant organisations can be hit with fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million – whichever is higher.
- Both the supervisory authority and affected data subjects must be notified of data breaches.
- Data controllers must meet strict requirements for securing the consent of data subjects.
- Data subjects can bring legal action against organisations following data breaches.
Taking into consideration the impact the GDPR can have on organisations, IT Governance aims to raise awareness of the Regulation and to support organisations starting their GDPR compliance projects.
Share your GDPR compliance experiences
The GDPR survey is designed to assess the level of GDPR awareness and readiness worldwide so that IT Governance can better provide solutions for and respond to the challenges faced by data protection/privacy professionals.
Participate in our GDPR survey for a chance to win £300 for your own professional development
IT Governance would like to hear your views on what your business is doing, or planning to do, in order to achieve compliance with the GDPR. All responses are anonymous. Participants will receive a copy of the report with the results of the survey.
If you respond to the GDPR survey, you stand the chance of winning a voucher worth £300 for your own professional development or your compliance projects. The voucher can be used against any product or service purchased from IT Governance. The winner will be drawn at random.