GDPR compliance requirements are the steps you have to take and processes you have to adapt in your organization that help to protect personal data of individuals.
Before you hire a GDPR Consultant
Awareness is the first step towards compliance. The leadership team should understand the importance of data protection and the same has to be effectively communicated to the entire team down to the associate level. In fact, training and awareness is mandated by GDPR under article 47 & article 39
Conduct an in-house audit:
Conducting an in-house audit about all the data your organization holds – how it is generated, stored, transferred and used will give you a high level overview of the potential data risks you are currently sitting on. This in-house audit report can be of great help when you want to prepare your RFP to send to GDPR consultants.
After you hire a GDPR Consultant
A gap analysis is the first step in identifying what is non-compliant in your organization. Your GDPR consultant needs to interact with all the departments in your company, to understand the status-quo of your processes and establish benchmarks to be met in order to transform non-compliance into compliance.
DPIA or Data Protection Impact Assessment is the process of identifying the risks to privacy and finding solutions to address them. A DPIA many not be needed for your organization if the data processing you are doing is simple and not inherently risky for the privacy of your data subjects.
Other GDPR compliance requirements:
Several other requirements are to met to be GDPR complaint. A few of them are:
- Documenting Data Flow Mapping
- Protecting Data Subject Rights
- Lawful bases for processing
- Tweaking your website