Personal data must be processed in such a manner which guarantees proper security and protection against potential leaks or loss of data. Every business has to implement technical and organizational measure to ensure safe processing of personal data.
If a data leak occurs, usually at fault are the procedures and inappropriate protection measures. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to improve the protection of personal data in general by introducing a raft of new solutions such as the restriction on the transfer of personal data outside the EU.
These are the 3 steps that everyone must take in order to achieve compliance with the new regulations before they start to be applicable in May:
- Identify sensitive data
Before you build a fortress to protect personal data in your company, you must know where to put the walls. Not everyone is aware that they might processes data which is potentially sensitive and needs protection. For example, restaurants gather the medical record books of their stuff which outline any potential diseases and history of medical treatment.
- Implement proper security measures
Data security is not only an IT issue. Creating proper solutions to ensure security of personal data requires a mixed team o both lawyers and IT. Every business will have to assess the risk of a leakage and implement measures to prevent it.
- Constantly monitor security
The GDPR has a long-lasting impact which will go beyond 25 May. Once the proper measures are in place, they need to be constantly monitored in order to prevent any potential leaks.
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