The GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data of citizens in the European Union (EU) for transactions that occur within EU member states.
Friday 25 May 2018.
The GDPR will affect your customer if they:
Businesses that fail to meet compliance guidelines face heavy penalties that fall into two key areas:
For clarity, the Data Controller determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data, while the Data Processor processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
You can help your customers prepare for GDPR with the following steps:
1. Identify the data they have, where it is sourced and who it is being shared with.
2. Help them revise their data protection plan to ensure it meets GDPR compliance.
3. Recommend they assign a Data Protection Officer (this applies to businesses that carry out large-scale processing of special categories of data or carry out large scale monitoring of individuals (such as behaviour tracking) or is a public authority).
4. Create an accountability framework so they can prove their policies and procedures comply with defined protection principles.
5. Help them to revise all policies – including retention policies, privacy policies and personal data notifications – and ensure they contain plain language.
As a partner, you can play a key role in helping your customers be audit ready. In doing so, it's important that you engage the right stakeholders, including responsible vendors, service providers and IT asset disposition companies.
Arrow works with the world's leading vendors and has a team of experts who can help streamline and simplify processes to help you do business more easily.
Talk to us today about how we can help you make your customers GDPR ready.