There is now less than 12 months to go until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced. Time is running out for organisations to begin their compliance project.
The GDPR is far more extensive in scope and application than the current Data Protection Act (DPA). The Regulation extends the data rights of individuals, and requires organisations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and adopt “appropriate technical and organisational measures”.
The GDPR will be enforced from 25 May 2018, at which point any organisation that processes the personal data of EU residents will need to ensure they comply.
Failure to meet the requirements could turn out to be costly – fines can be as much as 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater. More information about the GDPR >>
Identify your gaps in GDPR compliance
The EU GDPR Compliance Gap Assessment Tool is a new tool from ITGP to help organisations kick-start their GDPR compliance project.
By simply answering a series of questions, organisations can use this tool to:
- Quickly establish gaps between their current data protection regime and the GDPR
- Plan and prioritise their GDPR project
- Establish areas for development
The tool contains two tabs: one asks a series of questions about the GDPR to help establish the next steps for compliance with the Regulation; the other helps identify processes that involve personal data, as required by the Regulation.