Comply to Data Protection Regulations and Legislation With Comprehensive Data Protection Solutions
Data Protection is a priority for any organisation handling data, but the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) has introduced a tougher data protection regime and requires ample procedures in place followed by a more comprehensive data security strategy. The Irish and EU data protection legislation has been strengthened by the EU GDPR and organisations are facing a single regulatory regime system across EU. The regulation has been in force since May 25th, 2018 and failure to comply with this regulation risks organisations facing heavy fines and severe brand reputation damage. Regular reviews of an organisation’s data protection policies and procedures are required to ensure complete compliance with the regulation and to minimise the risk of fines.
What does GDPR mean for organisations?
- Infringements regarding the basic principles for processing, data subject rights, transfers of personal data, or noncompliance with an order by the supervisory authority are subject to administrative fines of up to €20 million, or 4% of worldwide annual turnover— whichever is higher
- Controllers must notify the supervisory authority of a personal data breach without undue delay and, where feasible, not later than 72 hours, unless the breach is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals
- Controllers and processors must designate a data protection officer where their core activities consist of the regular and systematic monitoring of personal data or the processing of special categories of personal data on a large scale
- Changes to the collection of consent, the right-to-be-forgotten, the right to object, profiling, and many more.
How Smarttech247 can help you monitor your compliance?
Our gap analysis service gives organisations the opportunity to get a full overview of the data protection measures in their organisation. The Smarttech247 methodology gives you a dedicated expert who will spend a number of days on-site with you and your team. The days on site will consist of interviews with the organisation’s key stakeholders, documentation review and training for you and your team. Once the onsite visit has been a complete, your dedicated consultant will document their findings, recommendations and create a customized road plan for your organisation.
A gap analysis is often the first step on the compliance journey allowing you to get an overview of your compliance level while also reducing risks and providing you with actionable steps to help you along on your compliance journey.
- Data discovery and classification
Smarttech247 provides comprehensive sensitive data discovery solutions. We will expose where sensitive and personal information exists across all of your unstructured data and identify the business owners of that information. We also provide a number of automated actions to control access to the data or move or delete the information. This exercise can greatly increase the visibility the company has into the data it’s collecting and who can access it.
- Privacy Impact Assessments
Privacy Impact assessments are a required part of the regulation for those organisations who participate in high risk processing of data. Often, those working in the organisation will not have the knowledge to conduct a privacy impact assessment comprehensively and accurately assess all risks. The Smarttech247 team have conducted Privacy Impact Assessments for organisations in all industries and can offer expert insight into all possible risks. The Smarttech247 team will conduct a holistic evaluation of your data management within any projects which will involve the processing of personal or sensitive personal data. Our privacy impact assessments are designed to be compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
- Policy draft and implementation
The creation of GDPR compliant policies and procedures can be a daunting task for any organisation but the first step of building strong GDPR controls is the creation of comprehensive policies and procedures. Policies and Procedures are required for ensuring employees/staff adhere to the requirements within these documents, along with validating to various third-party entities (i.e. clients, regulatory bodies). Smarttech247 can assist you in reviewing or drafting current controls, policies and procedures to ensure a high level of data governance is in place
- Data Protection Officer as a Service
Having a full time Data Protection Officer may not be practical, or necessary, for an organisation. Smarttech247 offers companies the option of accessing this service for a monthly fixed fee. The packages can be tailored to suit your organisation. Smarttech247’s compliance team includes certified data protection officers with experience in all industries. The DPO is your dedicated point of contact within the organisation and offers expert advice in the field of data protection while also having access to industry leaders in the cybersecurity sector to offer the most comprehensive advice possible.
Educating your staff is the first step to compliance. Staff cannot be expected to comply with something they don’t understand. The Smarttech247 GDPR training can be customised to tailor fit your organisation. Our GDPR experts offer expert, practical and interactive training that cover everything from the basic principles of the regulation, down to the technical and organisational measures your organisation should have implemented.
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