12 Steps to prepare for GDPR

This checklist from the U.K. ICO highlights 12 steps you can take to begin preparing now for the GDPR.

You should make sure that decision makers and key people in your organisation are aware that the law is changing to the GDPR.

2.Information you hold
You should document what personal data you hold, where it came from and who you share it with.

3.Communicating privacy info
You should review your current privacy notices and put a plan in place for making any necessary changes.

4.Individuals’ rights
You should check your procedures to ensure they cover all the rights individuals have, including how you would delete personal data or provide data electronically and in a commonly used format.

5.Subject access requests
You should update your procedures and plan how you will handle requests within the new timescales.

6.Lawful basis for processing
You should identify the lawful basis for your processing activity in the GDPR, document it and update your privacy notice to explain it.

You should review how you seek, record and manage consent and whether you need to make any changes.

You should start thinking now about whether you need to put systems in place to verify individuals’ ages and to obtain parental or guardian consent for any data processing activity.

9.Data breaches
You should make sure you have the right procedures in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach.

10.Data Protection Impact Assessments
You should familiarise yourself now with the ICO’s code of practice on Privacy Impact Assessments.

11.Data Protection Officers
You should designate someone to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assess where this role will sit within your organisation’s structure.

If your organisation operates in more than one EU member state you should determine your lead data protection supervisory authority.

GDPR is an evolution in data protection

Staff Awareness Course

Every company can now be considered a data company, whether it’s a cafe, hotel, restaurant or IT company.

80% of data breaches are from a direct result of staff being unaware of how to handle personal data.

Take the first step now with the online Absolute GDPR Staff Awareness course.

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Vulnerability Scan

With an Absolute Vulnerability Assessment we will scan your entire network for vulnerabilities and prioritise them based on the risks they pose. By understanding where vulnerabilities lie in your infrastructure and applications, we will be able to present solutions to mitigate them before hackers can mount an attack.

Absolute Networks will provide you with a comprehensive report with regards to the vulnerability of your network and our technical team will be able to discuss the solutions available in order for you to mitigate the vulnerabilities and reduce the risks of a data breach.

GDPR Programme

Absolute Networks Ltd are able to supply the services to assist your business in achieving compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will work with your internal personnel and help give them the skills they will need to carry out the necessary tasks required by the new regulations.
Absolute Networks will develop a programme plan to enable the your GDPR Programme Team to embed the principles and measures required by the GDPR into your business. Once the programme has been fully scoped, Absolute Networks will develop a programme plan to help your organisation achieve compliance with the GDPR.