Looking for the right IT support firm to help ensure your organization’s GDPR compliance?

Is legislative compliance getting you down?

Finding it difficult to keep up with the busyness of your work days AND stay GDPR compliant?

You’re not alone.

It’s challenging staying on top of GDPR regulations, and your days are already very full.

You lead a company that prides itself on being detail-oriented. You want to give your very best to your customers, and that includes staying on top of GDPR compliance regulations and doing things the right way.

Maybe it’s time to consider outsourcing your GDPR compliance to an IT support firm?

KalioTek™ has a proven track record of successfully working through GDPR compliance issues for companies just like yours.  We’re ready to partner with you and give you worry-free legislative compliance.

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What is GDPR compliance?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was formulated by European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission on April 27th, 2016.  The intent of the regulation was to provide protection and personal control to European Union residents over data transmission and privacy as well as to simplify existing legislation regarding international business transactions via the internet.

The GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Directive and will be transitioned in over a two year period with the full integration expected by May 25th, 2018, at which time it will be legally binding and applicable to all affected entities.

The strength of the GDPR is its harmonization of data protection processes throughout the European Union.  This new legislation simplifies compliance standards for non-European union companies since it is one set of regulations to comply with EU-wide as opposed to a different one for each country within the EU as is currently in place under the Data Protection Directive.

Who needs to comply with GDPR compliance standards?

Any organization that employs a data controller for processing and storing data from an EU-based individual or business is responsible for complying with GDPR standards.  This applies to all businesses regardless of whether they are EU-based or not.

The European Union has stated that “Personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address.”

Information accumulated for national security purposes or law enforcement are exempt from GDPR standards.  Under the GDPR, there is specific sector dealing with the rules regarding personal data collection for police and criminal justice cases.

What’s involved in becoming GDPR compliant?

There is a six-step process to being compliant with GDPR standards.

  1. Employ a data protection officer to explain and implement all regulations.
  2. Create a data register to record all data collection to GDPR
  3. Label all data. It is critical that that Data Protection Association be able to identify where each piece of data is stored, who has access to it, and who it is being shared with.
  4. Evaluate and protect your data.
  5. Assess all risks and eliminate vulnerabilities.
  6. Revise and repeat.

What are the GDPR compliance requirements?

The GDPR is comprised of 99 articles which detail its regulations and its commitments to citizens of the EU.  There are several articles which are of significant importance to non-EU companies involved in business dealings with EU entities.  They are as follows:

  • Article 5—Processing and Storing of Personal Data
  • Articles 6-8—Consent
  • Article 15—Right to Access
  • Article 17—Right to Be Forgotten and to Data Erasure
  • Article 20—Right to Data Portability
  • Article 25 and 32—Data Protection
  • Articles 33 and 34—Reporting Data Breaches
  • Article 35—Impact Assessments
  • Articles 37-39—Data Protection Officers
  • Article 50—International Companies
  • Article 83—Penalties

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