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3 Smart Tips If You’re Not Following GDPR Correctly

General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR came into effect in May 2018. If you have not achieved it yet, start now. If you have achieved it, you must continually strive to maintain it. You must be constantly on the lookout for new laws to prevent being stranded with obsolete ones. In this IT Governance European Blog article, Luke Irwin shares tips to follow if you are not implementing GDPR correctly.

3 GDPR Compliance Tips

Cybersecurity attacks can halt your business and not meeting the standard GDPR rules can make harm your brand reputation. Not only that, you will have to pay a non-compliance fine of €20 million or 4 percent of your global turnover, whichever is more. So, without further ado, below are the ways you can maintain your cybersecurity as per GDPR standards:

  • Regular Audits: When you conduct data flow audits, you can understand how information flows across the company and outside. If you have already done it once, please do not stop. Constant vigilance prepares you for the external auditors too.
  • Process Reviews: As per the GDPR regulations, processes and technologies in your organization must meet the benchmark. As you know that best practices change frequently, your functions and processes too should modernize. However, the laws do not mention which technologies are going to be obsolete in the near future. It is up to you to decide the technologies you must invest in.
  • Employee Training Sessions: GDPR insists you have employee training sessions regularly. They need to undergo training during the hiring process as well as attend it at least once a year. The courses should have information on GDPR compliance and what standards the employees must maintain. Some companies feel overwhelmed and confused about the course outline. So, they rely on third-party vendors that offer e-learning courses on GDPR. These courses help the employees to learn about the regulations as per their convenience. In fact, you do not have to worry about the quality of the training or employee productivity.

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