GDPR Countdown: 5 Must-Read Articles about the GDPR
In five months, the Generation Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into full effect. This European legislation aims to protect all European Union citizens from privacy and data breaches. At EXIN, we think IT professionals need to know the basics of this regulation.
5 Things You Need to Know about the GDPR
Any breach of the GDPR qualifies for sanctions. It is therefore essential to set up procedures for complying with these principles and rights. You must be able to demonstrate these procedures. It is important to prepare in time. The EXIN website is a treasure-trove of articles about the GDPR. For your information, we compiled a top-five list of must-reads.
Before 1995, we were living in a world without social media and Cloud storage, and only about 1% of the European population had access to the Internet. That's why the Data Protection Directive of 1995, established to protect European citizens' privacy rights, had to be updated. In this comprehensive and long article, the history that led to the GDPR is told. Other topics include the Data Protection Officer, the Right to be Forgotten, and what your organization should do to apply it.
In this blog, the six basic principles of the GDPR are explained: The Principle of Lawfulness, Fairness, and Transparency, The Principle of Purpose Limitation, The Principle of Data Minimization, The Principle of Trueness, The Principle of Storage Limitation, and The Principle of Integrity and Confidentiality. Because privacy and data protection is a requirement for all organizations, it is good to thoroughly acquaint yourself with these basic principles.
The GDPR describes a controller as “a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means for the processing of personal data.” The regulation brings seven new obligations to controllers. Anyone who supports controllers' tasks, like IT professionals, are also required to comply with these rules.
On the one hand, the GDPR protects fundamental freedoms of natural persons. On the other hand, the free movement of personal data within the EU will not be restricted. In this article, we delve further into the legal articles of the GDPR. What are the objectives, definitions, and territorial scope of the GDPR?
All personnel dealing with customer data will need to be aware of their responsibility in safeguarding its privacy and security. Specifically, the Data Protection Officer, Privacy Officers, Compliance Officers, Security Officers, and the Business Continuity Manager will need to understand and put into practice the GDPR requirements. On the flip side, the required knowledge of legislation and regulations opens new career opportunities for specialists who are in the know.
All personnel dealing with customer data will need to be aware of their responsibilities. This is especially true for Privacy Officers, Compliance Officers, Security Officers, and Business Continuity Managers. This white paper gives more advice about GDPR compliance. It is written by Renate Verheijen, Legal & HR Counsel at Madison Gurkha. She maps out the consequences of the GDPR and guides you through the tests and trials that lie ahead.
How EXIN Can Help
The EXIN Privacy & Data Protection Program covers the required knowledge of regulations relating to data protection. It will certify professionals with the required level of knowledge to face these challenges and opportunities.
The program expands your portfolio with a subject in high demand. This certification will strengthen your career opportunities and credibility in your field. Both you and your employer will reap the benefits!