EU General Data Protection Regulation

Simplify processes and applications.

Unifying all your data repositories and having a clear understanding of the type and purpose of data collection will help your organization easily facilitate data access and modification requests and will lead to enhanced security.

Gain that competitive edge.

Businesses that aren’t afraid to take the strict measures required to safeguard their customers’ and employees’ personal information will show that they take data privacy seriously, which will also positively impact customer perception.

Bring about a cultural shift.

Realistically, you won’t be able to achieve GDPR compliance in a day. Compliance is a gradual process of improvement that will bring about a culture of “security by design” within your company.

How can IT help in preparing for the GDPR?

Analyze Everything

With 99 articles to follow, complying with the GDPR is a multi-step process. Here’s a checklist of information technologies that will help get you started.

  • A central repository to store, view, monitor, and analyze log data from various environments.
  • A real-time alert mechanism to catch suspicious activity taking place within your organization’s IT environment.
  • An auditing system to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and security of the log data generated by your environment.
  • The means to secure assets which store personal data in your environment.
  • A system to create and manage records of all data processed, along with detailed, on-demand reports.
  • The ability to identify who accesses privileged accounts and sensitive information.
  • Adequate security and encryption of personal information in transit.
  • A mechanism for identifying, responding to, and reporting a breach when it occurs.
  • A monitoring system for assets and systems that carry any form of personal information.
  • A tool for regularly identifying and securing vulnerabilities that arise in your environment.

What exactly are the GDPR’s articles asking for?

“[Personal data shall be] collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall, in accordance with Article 89(1), not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes (‘purpose limitation ’).”

Disclaimer:

Fully complying with the GDPR requires a variety of solutions, processes, people, and technologies. The suggestions mentioned are some of the ways in which IT management tools can help with some of the GDPR’s requirements. Together with other appropriate solutions, processes, and people, LoughTec’s solutions help achieve and sustain GDPR compliance. This material is provided for informational purpose only and should not be considered as legal advice for GDPR compliance. LoughTec makes no warranties, express, implied, or statutory, as to the information in this material.