GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted to safeguard the privacy of personal data belonging to EU citizens. It is applicable to all companies globally, irrespective of their location, that collect, process, or store the personal data of EU residents.

Non-compliance with GDPR can lead to severe penalties, including fines of up to 4-5% of a company’s global annual revenue or a maximum of €20 million, whichever is higher.

It is essential for businesses to understand their GDPR obligations and implement the necessary measures to ensure compliance. Neglecting these requirements can lead to significant reputational damage and substantial financial penalties.

What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive framework designed to protect the privacy rights of European Union (EU) citizens by regulating the transfer of their personal data outside the EU. The regulation empowers EU citizens with greater control over their personal information, which includes any data related to an individual’s private, professional, or public life, such as names, addresses, photos, email addresses, bank details, social media posts, medical records, and IP addresses.

Under the GDPR, the criteria for data consent have been significantly strengthened. Parental consent is required for minors, and individuals have the “right to erasure,” allowing them to request that their data be completely deleted from an organization’s records. Furthermore, the GDPR grants citizens the right to information and access to their personal data held by organizations, enabling them to submit Data Subject Access Requests to obtain the data stored about them.

Given the extensive scope of the GDPR, companies must meticulously review and adjust their data collection, processing, and storage practices to ensure compliance. Failure to adhere to the regulation can result in severe penalties, including fines of up to 4-5% of global annual revenue or €20 million, whichever is higher.

How does the GDPR compliance work?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to any company that processes the personal data of individuals within the European Union (EU), regardless of the company’s location. For companies outside the EU, the first step in determining GDPR applicability is to assess whether they collect, store, or process personal data of EU citizens.

If a company does handle such data, it must then evaluate how this data is processed, stored, and transmitted. This involves implementing the necessary tools and systems to ensure full compliance with GDPR regulations. Finally, the company should conduct a thorough audit to verify compliance with GDPR standards.

What does the GDPR mean for my company?

Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is mandatory for all companies that process the personal data of EU citizens. One of the key requirements is the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO can be an internal employee, provided there is no conflict of interest, and strict protocols are followed to avoid fines.

Alternatively, 100% Security Labs offers a virtual DPO service that can manage all aspects of GDPR compliance. Our team possesses the expertise and tools necessary to help you identify, design, and implement solutions that ensure full compliance with the regulation.

GDPR Checklist

  • Raise Awareness
  • Perform a data audit
  • Communicate Clearly to Data Subjects
  • Consider the Purpose of Data Collection
  • Understand Data Subjects Rights
  • Provide Data Portability
  • Conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • Adhere to Data Processing Systems and Security by Design
  • Create or Refine Reactive Policies
  • Have a Point of Contact
  • Get Accredited

Virtual DPO

We offer outsourcing of a Data Protection Office role within your organization.

We will take care of all your Data Protection requirements and obligations allowing you to focus on your core business goals.

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