The European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”) recently published an overview on GDPR’s implementation since its enforcement last May, and the roles of national supervisory authorities in this regard. We have summarised and examined some of the items we consider key to the success of GDPR, in this blogpost.
In the previous blog post, we talked about the preparatory phase of creating a GDPR compliance program for your organisation. Now it is time for the next step: the execution of the plan. In this blogpost, we will give you tips about how you can roll out a successful GDPR privacy compliance program within your organisation.
The GDPR imposes many rights and obligations on organisations that require software support. Any software supplier will have to make decisions on how to interpret the GDPR and where GDPR compliance software or data processing is needed. Because of the countless vague concepts in the Regulation, suppliers will have different interpretations which of course can lead to a varied number of outcomes within the software.
The fines usually attract the most attention when discussing the GDPR. Four percent of your worldwide annual turnover sounds scary - and ‘fear, uncertainty and doubt’ sell. But when we focus on the main risk of being noncompliant with the new privacy regulation, then the logical conclusion is that your reputation is what is at stake. So, how can you safeguard your organisation’s reputation in the field of personal data protection?
International data transfers are unavoidable for most of the businesses and organisations in today’s digital world. The GDPR takes a balanced approach between the necessity of cross-border data flows for the purposes of international trade and the level of protection provided to natural persons. Although the Regulation allows the free flow of personal data between Member States, it restricts data transfers to countries
To protect the rights of the data subjects it is crucial to determine the controller and processors for data processing activity, as these individuals or teams can be held accountable for activities regarding difference stages of data management. Considering the complex business structures in today’s world, the legal obligations attached to these two roles can be misinterpreted. Although controller and processor roles seem
With the rapidly growing impact of technology on our personal lives, implementing proper data protection policies gained relevance. Many businesses have already started to initiating a data protection framework within their organisation to improve what we might very well call a ‘data protection culture’. In order to do so, one of the best practices is to appoint a GDPR data protection officer (DPO).