The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant development in the area of data privacy for the past 20 years and it will affect organisations globally. GDPR concerns the protection of personal data of, or relating to EU citizens. This identification can be either direct or indirect. Since it is applicable to EU citizens on the whole, it is non EU border specific – this means that that it will also apply to organisations outside Europe i.e. wherever it may be stored and/or processed.
Over and above the initial awareness required and the definition of an approach to tackle this issue, part of the solution required may be to implement a document/content management system. Encryption, including PC, server, network and printer hard drive encryption, are also likely to minimise the impact in case of a data breach. Such tools will bring automated benefits in terms of personal data processing i.e. identification, classification, monitoring, tracking and more importantly, the deletion retention timescales required to meet GDPR timelines and guidelines.
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