The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rule looms and will take effect in May 2018, but only a third of companies are on track to be compliant by the due date. GDPR is the most significant change in data privacy regulation in more than 20 years. It represents an extraordinary shift in the way businesses will be expected to operate when they gather, process, maintain, and protect customer data. Any organization that retains information of EU citizens must be in compliance or face huge fines of up to 4% of worldwide turnover.
The IT GRC Forum recently hosted an interactive webinar on Critical Actions to Finalize Your GDPR Compliance Program, with a panel of industry experts who share their insights on how they’re meeting critical implementation check points and best practices for data protection – not only for GDPR, but for long-term data protection.
Webinar highlights include:
- Which businesses are struggling most to comply with GDPR (based on location and industry)
- The importance of automation for data mapping and ongoing data processing
- How to prove device and data security on the endpoint
- The controls you need in place before sharing data
- What will GDPR fines look like?
- How GDPR will be affected by Brexit
“You really can’t rely on encryption alone in the event of a lost or stolen laptop. We sometimes see almost 50% or higher of devices that the organization believes are encrypted but are, for various reasons, not encrypted. It’s important not to assume that just because you’ve deployed the tools, they’re working effectively and as designed. You have to go above and beyond encryption.” – Chris Covell, CIO of Absolute
To learn more about how you can finalize your GDPR compliance program before the deadline, watch the on-demand webinar.
For practical information on how to jumpstart your GDPR strategy today, check out:
- Complying with GDPR: What All Organizations Need to Know – Learn how to ensure your organization is compliant with the European General Data Protection Regulation in this whitepaper.
- Five Milestones to GDPR Success – This analyst report discusses the where organizations can start in the journey to compliance and key milestones they must achieve.
- EU GDPR FAQ Video Series – Lawyer Jonathan Armstrong discusses GDPR, the fundamental changes to data security laws and businesses in this series of short videos.
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