What is GDPR?
GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation. It is designed to protect against unwanted or warranted use of personal data. It allows people to demand access to any data an organisation holds on an individual and that individual has a right to request that all data is removed within a set time frame. Any organisation not compliant with these terms can be fined Euro 20 million or 5% of Global turnover.
What is happening?
GDPR is already a hot topic in IT and more importantly it is now aligning isolated teams with their peers as they are now having to communicate across the organisation.
As organisations are becoming aware of what the regulations mean to their data security, operations, development and future risk exposure. They also understand that the implementation of best practices and a unified GDPR theme is not a straight forward or easy task.
ONQU has applied and agile approach to helping organisations identify their GDPR related processes and management of data. We can define what areas of your operations need to be GDPR ready and compliant. Not only do organisations need to adhere to the rules they have to demonstrate they are delivering compliancy on an ongoing basis.
To help organisations with GDPR set up and creation ONQU has been delivering the following GDPR services:
- Onsite Assessments
- Multi-functional Workshops
- Process Definition and Deployments
- Project Services
- Audit Support
- QA and Testing of procedures
Whilst these services will help organisations reach the 31st May 2018 GDPR compliance cut off date for readiness and ensure adherence to the rules and regulations. It will not however, provide the ongoing support that many organisations will need.
As a result of understanding and recognising that many organisation will need to further definition their data management and security ONQU has invested in partnerships with recognised experts in Data Privacy and Protection and the creation of a Data Protection Officer support service, This includes:
- GDPR Compliance Software – Manage your own environment developed by Data Privacy Specialists
- Data Protection Officer 2nd/3rd Line Support
- Full Data Protection Managed Service
- Retained Ongoing Services for updates and new legislation
- GDPR Project Services
- Data Protection Officer Recruitment Services
- Risk Exposure Analysis
Many GDPR services companies are focusing on the immediate requirement of developing the processes and procedures for GDPR compliance where as ONQU is already considering the implications of the future state of GDPR and this is where organisations need to be focusing as well.
If you have a GDPR Challenge or just a question we would welcome the opportunity to help.
For further information please contact the ONQU offices using the contact form or telephone number.
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