2 May 2017

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Written by Donnie MacColl of HelpSystems

Mark your calendar: May 24, 2018

What's happening? General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective in the European Union

If you’ve read the first two articles in our GDPR series, you know what GDPR is and you know what GDPR means for IT professionals. If you haven’t yet read these articles, I recommend you start there.

But if you’re familiar with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation, you might also know that enforcement begins on May 24, 2018. Now is the time to get your organization ready.

My top 10 tips for preparing for GDPR are listed below. This list is not exhaustive and more tips may be added as more information is made available about GDPR and its effect on our working lives. 

Written by Donnie MacColl of HelpSystems

Mark your calendar: May 24, 2018

What's happening? General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective in the European Union

You may have heard about GDPR in the news, but you might not be familiar with the details. Here’s one thing you need to know: GDPR’s penalties go up to 20 million Euros or four percent of your global turnover.

This means businesses need to begin assessing how this regulation will affect them.

Your organization still has time to get GDPR compliant, but the more information you have, the easier the process will be.  Start by getting familiar with the basic concepts of GDPR.

Written by Donnie MacColl of HelpSystems

Mark your calendar: May 24, 2018

What's happening? General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective in the European Union

GDPR means a life-changing way to how you will carry out your daily job—it is a continuous process, not a one-time task. You will not become GDPR compliant and then wait for an audit. You must constantly think and work within the legal framework of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Regardless of your role within IT, I recommend you become knowledgeable about GDPR as soon as you possibly can. This regulation will affect Chief Technology Officers to System Admins and all levels of seniority in between.

It will become as much part of your working life as having a cup of coffee is, and should be embraced. Think about your own personal data and how it can be used to identify you and how you would like it to be used.

I cannot emphasize enough how important GDPR is, although there seems to be little emphasis placed on it in the general news.

By preparing for GDPR now, you can anticipate its effects instead of being surprised.