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Data protection/EU GDPR compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will supersede the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) on 25 May 2018. It introduces a number of key changes for all organisations that process personal information, including new rules on international data transfers, documenting data processing activities, performing data protection impact assessments and appointing data protection officers.

Non-compliant organisations face considerably greater penalties under the Regulation than under current data protection laws – up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million. In addition, data subjects will have the right to seek judicial remedies against data controllers and processors, as well as the right to obtain compensation for damages occurring as a result of GDPR breaches.

If you’re undertaking a GDPR compliance project, IT Governance can provide everything you need.

 

Information

For general information about the GDPR, visit our dedicated GDPR page >>

 

Green papers

For more in–depth information about the GDPR, download our free green paper, EU GDPR: A compliance guide

 

Webinars

IT Governance’s webinars cover such topics as cyber security, the GDPR, ISO 27001 and IT service management, and all of our webinar resources can be downloaded for free.

Click here to watch the recordings of our latest webinars >>

 

Products and services

The GDPR states that data controllers must implement "appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure and to be able to demonstrate that the processing is performed in accordance with this Regulation".

These measures must include the implementation of appropriate data protection policies, and controllers may use adherence to approved codes of conduct or management system certifications "as an element by which to demonstrate compliance with [their] obligations".

An ISO 27001–compliant ISMS (information security management system) should be the starting point for all organisations seeking to demonstrate that they have implemented these measures. We’ve been helping organisations implement ISO 27001 for over a decade, and have led more than 400 certifications to date. What’s more, we offer a 100% guarantee of successful certification.

Here are a few ways we can help meet your GDPR compliance needs.

  • Documentation toolkits

    Creating documentation for a management system is never easy. Fortunately, IT Governance’s documentation toolkits contain fully customisable templates that have been written and field-tested by our consultants:

 
  • Penetration testing

    Regular penetration testing is the most effective way of demonstrating that exploitable vulnerabilities in your company’s Internet–facing applications and infrastructure have been identified, and allows you to apply appropriate mitigation.

    Click here for more information about penetration testing >>

  • Training

    Delivered by experienced data protection consultants, our GDPR training sessions are built on the foundations of our extensive practical experience advising on compliance with data privacy laws and related information security standards such as ISO 27001.

    Choose from:

    • Certified EU GDPR Foundation
      This one–day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the EU GDPR, and a practical understanding of the implications and legal requirements for UK and EU organisations of any size. Delegates who pass the included exam gain the EU GDPR F qualification from IBITGQ. Click here for more information about EU GDPR Foundation training >>

    • Certified EU GDPR Practitioner
      This four–day advanced-level course aims to help delegates fulfil the role of data protection officer (DPO) under the GDPR, and covers the Regulation in depth, including implementation requirements, the necessary policies and processes, and important elements of effective data security management. Delegates who pass the included exam gain the EU GDPR P qualification from IBITGQ. Click here for more information about EU GDPR Practitioner training >>

    All of our training courses are available in classroom and Live Online formats.

 

Contact us

To discuss your EU GDPR requirements, please call us on +44 (0)845 070 1750 or email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk.