CNIL releases a six-step guide to GDPR compliance

In March, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published a six-step guide and tools to help organisations prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The six steps are:

  1. Implementing compliance measures
  2. Managing risks through data protection impact assessments (DPIAs)
  3. Prioritising compliance actions
  4. Building a register of data held through data mapping
  5. Appointing a data protection officer (DPO)
    • Handling data subjects’ complaints and requests
    • Privacy by design
    • Contractual arrangements with processors
    • Data breach reporting – an online notification service will be available on the CNIL’s website in May 2018
  6. Keeping documentation on compliance measures


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