Early identification of vulnerabilities will protect against GDPR non-compliance
Following years of debate, regulators have now reached an agreement on the content of the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Status quo and consensus in modern boardrooms are often preserved by wrapping up risk with an insurance comfort blanket. The resulting premium payments are offset against potential liabilities and algorithms resolve everything to a win-win for the board, for the business and the insurer.
For those of us who witnessed the invention of the internet, we’ve seen a lot of things on the exponential journey to digitisation. In 20-odd years the business world has become (almost) exclusively digital. The internet is a utility for doing global and micro business at any level.
Since the turn of the year, industry discussion around the GDPR has hiked and become part of the lexicon of strategists, data specialists and business survivalists. Alarmist headlines focusing on the looming deadline are everywhere, but for many, meeting the timeline is a dangerous distraction...
The first step of a GDPR compliance programme is perhaps the most challenging. Identifying what personal data a business holds, and where it resides, can be a time-consuming and complex process that consumes considerable resources.
Successful businesses rely on complex networks of digital technology platforms for their day-to-day operations. Each of these platforms – big data, business intelligence, CRM, content management etc. – serves a specific function but they’re bound together by personal data. This personal data...