What is the GDPR?
The GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, is a new legislation regarding the protection of personal data. It strengthens and unifies the personal data protection of EU citizens.
According to the European Commission "personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address.
Any European company (belonging to one of the 28 member states) or any international company processing personal data of EU citizens has to be compliant with this legislation.
The GDPR will enter into force the 25th of May 2018. Any company that is not compliant can have penalties up to 4% of the company’s total revenue (maximum of €20M).
How Saagie helps?
With its Data Governance module, Saagie’s platform brings the tools allowing companies to accelerate their compliance.
Thanks to this module, it is possible to easily identify data sets with personal data, to check if there’s any consent related to those data, and to anonymize (or pseudonymize) them if required.
Moreover, with the Data Governance module of Saagie’s platform, access to personal data can be restricted in order to avoid wrong usage. Also, a logbook including employee’s name and dates is available to track all the processes impacting personal data.
How to be compliant with GDPR?
In order to ease this compliance transition, Saagie is implementing a common approach with its partners dedicated to the GDPR topic.
Partners bring their expertise with:
Auditing the current systems and infrastructure to evaluate how data are processed in the organization.
Proposing an action plan with different steps to reach the full compliance.
Raising employees awareness on this new regulation and the best practices to apply.
Saagie provides the technological foundation to accelerate the compliance process.