GDPR - Stop panicking. Just deal with it!
Yes it’s a nightmare, but unfortunately it is also the law – Brexit or no Brexit. Organisations in the UK must comply; from one-man bands all the way up.
A lot of companies fear GDPR because it is presented as highly complex and expensive which in some cases is probably correct. For most though, it is more about common sense than anything else.
What a lot of people also forget is that as an organisation you can only do so much, because budgets, skills, and time restraints have to be taken into account.
The other factor that a lot of people forget is that GDPR is an ongoing set of laws, so carrying out a GDPR compliance exercise once and then forgetting about it simply does not work.
What’s on offer?
The most important side of GDPR is what is known as Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This is information that can identify someone, or at least partly identify someone, with data such as name, address, bank account, credit card number and the list goes on and on.
Critically there is a requirement to identify this PII and to know where it is located within the IT infrastructure, no small task right!
Fortunately, our data mapping tool takes care of all of this for you. It scans for unsecured data across a network – even in persistent storage – and provides an estimated financial figure for an organisation’s potential liability in the event of a data breach. This allows us to discover areas that need attention and to prioritise the next steps to get you GDPR compliant as quickly as possible.
Once the data mapping has taken place, you are presented with “actionable” information that clearly shows which file the PII data is in and what the PII data actually is, such as a credit card or bank account number.