What is the role of IT Security and IT Operations in complying with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

This and many other questions are certainly being asked as the date for the enforcement of GDPR approaches.

There are multiple points where the work of IT professionals – Security and Operations – have decisive impact on compliance, risk and the security of data. What you can do is to identify those points and proactively work to support compliance, not only with GDPR, but any regulatory compliance mandate.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Facts

What is it?
Regulation of the European Parliament on the protection of individuals with regard to processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

When does it come into force?
May 2018.

Who does the GDPR affect?
The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?
Organizations can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover for breaching GDPR or €20 Million.
Source: https://www.eugdpr.org/

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