Why the EU GDPR Matters
The EU General Data Protection Regulation, a landmark piece of legislation designed to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals in Europe and beyond went into effect May 25, 2018. The regulation stipulates that organizations must adhere to customers’ ‘right to be forgotten,’ also known as the ‘right to erasure.’ This right covers three main principles:
- Individuals can request the deletion of data about them.
- Companies will only keep data long-term to comply with retention policies or other acceptable reasons (reversing the burden of proof).
- Individuals must provide explicit consent for data about them to be held and processed. Companies must be able to provide evidence of individuals providing this knowing consent.
Use these resources to expand your knowledge of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation, including information on the ‘right to be forgotten’ requirement.
What does the ICO say about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and how can make sure your organisation is in compliance? Learn what you need to do to meet the GDPR’s ‘right to erasure’ and how Blancco can help. For example, Blancco’s active erasure solutions allow organisations to erase data in live environments once it reaches the end of its retention period—without any added downtime.
Download the slides to get started with ‘right to erasure’ compliance, then present them to decision makers in your organisation to implement these best practices.
Overall, global organizations don’t feel very confident in their ability to locate all customer data should they receive a ‘right to be forgotten’ request. In fact, 15 percent of the global IT professionals surveyed said they are either extremely, moderately or slightly unconfident. On top of this, another 22 percent admitted they are only slightly confident in their ability to locate customer data.
The key to strengthening your data governance and regulatory compliance is to build and enforce a best-in-class data retention program.
We shed light on why some organizations may struggle with implementing the necessary processes, policies and tools to comply with EU GDPR.
With maximum fines set at 4 percent of an organization’s worldwide turnover, or €20 million (whichever is greater), and compliance mandatory by May 25, 2018, it’s essential for your organization to begin preparing immediately.
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