A curated list of EU GDPR resources

An index of Companies, Consultants, Products, Services & Resources for GDPR compliance and market research

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12 steps to take now

As outlined in "Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)"
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

1 - Awareness
You should make sure that decision makers and key people in your organisation are aware that the law is changing to the GDPR. They need to appreciate the impact this is likely to have.
2 - Information you hold
You should document what personal data you hold, where it came from and who you share it with. You may need to organise an information audit.
3 - Communicating privacy information
You should review your current privacy notices and put a plan in place for making any necessary changes in time for GDPR implementation.
4 - Individuals’ rights
You should check your procedures to ensure they cover all the rights individuals have, including how you would delete personal data or provide data electronically and in a commonly used format.
5 - Subject access requests
You should update your procedures and plan how you will handle requests within the new timescales and provide any additional information.
6 - Legal basis for processing personal data
You should look at the various types of data processing you carry out, identify your legal basis for carrying it out and document it.
7 - Consent
You should review how you are seeking, obtaining and recording consent and whether you need to make any changes.
8 - Children
You should start thinking now about putting systems in place to verify individuals’ ages and to gather parental or guardian consent for the data processing activity.
10 - Data Protection by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments
You should familiarise yourself now with the guidance the ICO has produced on Privacy Impact Assessments and work out how and when to implement them in your organisation.
11 - Data Protection Officers
You should designate a Data Protection Officer, if required, or someone to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assess where this role will sit within your organisation’s structure and governance arrangements.
12 - International
If your organisation operates internationally, you should determine which data protection supervisory authority you come under.

Why build an index?

My name is Christina and I am currently working in the Cyber Security sector, specifically in external data breach analysis and risk management. Upon researching the new EU GDPR legislation, it became immediately evident that it wasn’t going to be a straight-forward policy change or checkbox compliance solution.

Throughout my research, I’ve noticed four main user groups delving into the topic:

  • Functions (such as Marketing) who had no idea the GDPR would affect them
  • Customers searching for a starting point towards compliance
  • Consultants, legal firms and other non-security companies whose services, although not a technology product, provide assistance with compliance
  • Cyber security organisations with products and services trying to figure out how their offerings can be used and marketed towards GDPR compliance

Enter GDPR Index...

This tool is designed to wrap some sense around the market by placing companies alongside relevant topics within the GDPR. A simple, user friendly interface lets you search and analyse the market, find resources and track GDPR topics. I hope this assists you in one way or another and please, feel free to reach out to me on twitter