GDPR, a data protection law of the European Union (EU). Following the GDPR's standards is simply one aspect of compliance. It also entails being able to show that rules and processes are in place to guarantee that every point of customer engagement is carefully considered.

Then, these must be regularly evaluated to guarantee continuous compliance. It's critical to note at this point that the GDPR views personal data in a fairly wide sense. The IP address and cookie information of the person must be protected to the same extent as their name, address, and date of birth.

The fact that many of the rules are purposefully ambiguous and open to wide interpretation adds to the General Data Protection Regulation's complexity. For instance, a business must offer a "reasonable" level of security for the data it processes. The GDPR does not, however, define precisely what would be fair.

According to this point of view, compliance would rely on the type of personal data being processed and the amount of data. According to this reasoning, the more sensitive the data, the more security is required to avoid a data breach.

Needed to Comply with the GDPR:

The GDPR requires organisations with more than 250 workers to create an accurate and thorough inventory of the processing that is done. This should contain information about the purpose of the processing, the kind of data being processed, and information about who has access to it.

After then, details on the steps taken to secure the data and when, if at all feasible, they would be deleted should be disclosed. Organizations must be aware that when determining whether they are GDPR compliant, authorities may want to examine this list.

Implementing GDPR Compliance in Ten Steps:

  1. Assess what data you have, and map business process flows
  2. Assess what data you need, list and categorize personal data within process flows
  3. Assess what you must keep and what can be deleted
  4. Assess how long you must keep the data for and decide on the basis for processing
  5. Identify who has access to the data and review third party processors for GDPR compliance
  6. Identify who the data is shared with and define subject access procedures
  7. Assess the security of the data and review security and training requirements
  8. Identify where the data is stored and implement staff awareness training
  9. Consider how data security is tested and publish privacy notices and policies
  10. Consider if a Data Protection Officer is needed and conduct data protection impact assessments