EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

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What is EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION(GDPR)?

GDPR is a legal framework by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).

GDPR compliance is important for any global organisation that collects information about the people in the EU. While the GDPR is a European Union legislation, Organisations must get GDPR compliance services because it affects any business that makes its websites or services available to EU people.

GDPR can levy steep penalties on organisations that violate its privacy and security standards.

The key data protection points for GDPR compliance in India are –
• Lawful, fair, and transparent processing of data.
• Process data for legitimate reasons.
• Collect only the information required for a stipulated purpose.
• Keep personal data up to date and accurate.
• Store the personal data only for the duration for which it serves the purpose.
• Use encryption to ensure security, integrity, and confidentiality.
• If required, demonstrate compliance with GDPR.

 

WHY IS EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) IMPORTANT?

With the GDPR certification, the EU is reinstating its firm stand on data privacy and security at a time when companies are choosing cloud-based services, which could lead to data breaches.

GDPR assessment requires that all companies review existing data processes and create numerous new processes. In addition, existing models, checklists and contractual documents must be revised. Furthermore, technical and organisational measures must be adapted. Organisations that fail to comply with the new regulation face fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4 per cent of their global annual turnover.

Organisations can comply easily with the help of an agency that provides GDPR services such as assessment, design, roadmap, implementation, and validation.

 

ENSURE YOUR ORGANISATION’S COMPLIANCE TO EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

TÜV SÜD recommends that organisations identify existing processes falling under the scope of the GDPR audit. They must conduct initial checks by aligning existing processes with the new requirements of GDPR compliance. As the EU GDPR has already come into effect, it is high time to complete the implementation of compliant processes and systems.

TÜV SÜD is a leading expert on regulatory frameworks and process optimisation with GDPR consulting services that support businesses in becoming EU-GDPR compliant.

 

HOW CAN TÜV SÜD HELP YOU

TÜV SÜD experts can help you and your organisations in their end to end GDPR certification journey.  

TÜV SÜD can support with:

  • GDPR Applicability Assessment
  • GDPR Gap Assessment
  • GDPR Design & Roadmap
  • GDPR Implementation
  • GDPR Validation
  • External Data Protection Officer (DPO)

BENEFITS OF GDPR CERTIFICATION AT A GLANCE

Brand Equity: Helps improve your brand equity by showcasing the organisation’s seriousness related to global data protection standards and handling of client data

Global Clientele: GDPR validation helps organisations partner and work with global clients that demand data protection compliance

Saves Heavy Financial Liabilities: Organisations that fail the GDPR assessment and validation may face fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4 per cent of their global annual turnover.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

  • What does GDPR compliance mean?

    GDPR compliance means that organisations that collect and process data of EU citizens need to comply with the privacy and security norms. Websites do this by regularly notifying visitors through a cookie consent message.

     

  • What is required to be GDPR compliant?

    To be GDPR compliant, organisations must demonstrate their ability to protect personal information through adequate disclosures and encryption. GDPR compliance services through an agency that is authorised to certify the organisation can help you easily achieve this goal.

     

  • What services are impacted by GDPR?

    All organisations that collect and process private information about EU residents are impacted by GDPR. 5 most affected services are –
    1. Social media and online communities.
    2. Online retailers and customer metrics.
    3. Online and modern banking, and financial services.
    4. Cloud computing and remote access services.
    5. Medical and healthcare services.

     

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