An in-depth guide to the changes your organization needs to make to comply with the EU GDPR.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will supersede the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) and all EU member states’ national laws based on it – including the UK Data Protection Act 1998 – in May 2018.
All organizations – wherever they are in the world – that process the personally identifiable information (PII) of EU residents must comply with the Regulation. Failure to do so could result in fines of up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover.
US organizations that process EU residents’ personal data can comply with the GDPR via the EU-US Privacy Shield, which replaced the EU-US Safe Harbor framework in 2016. The Privacy Shield is based on the DPD, and will likely be updated once the GDPR is applied in May 2018.
This book provides a detailed commentary on the GDPR, explains the changes you need to make to your data protection and information security regimes, and tells you exactly what you need to do to avoid severe financial penalties.
EU GDPR – An Implementation and Compliance Guide is a clear and comprehensive guide to this new data protection law, explaining the Regulation, and setting out the obligations of data processors and controllers in terms you can understand.
Topics covered include:
The role of the data protection officer (DPO) – including whether you need one and what they should do.
Risk management and data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), including how, when and why to conduct a DPIA.
Data subjects’ rights, including consent and the withdrawal of consent; subject access requests and how to handle them; and data controllers’ and processors’ obligations.
International data transfers to “third countries” – including guidance on adequacy decisions and appropriate safeguards; the EU-US Privacy Shield; international organizations; limited transfers; and Cloud providers.
How to adjust your data protection processes to transition to GDPR compliance, and the best way of demonstrating that compliance.
A full index of the Regulation to help you find the articles and stipulations relevant to your organization.
The GDPR will have a significant impact on organizational data protection regimes around the world. EU GDPR – An implementation and Compliance Guide shows you exactly what you need to do to comply with the new law.
About the authors
IT Governance is a leading global provider of IT governance, risk management, and compliance expertise, and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a broad range of integrated, high-quality solutions that meet the real-world needs of our international client base.
Our privacy team – led by Alan Calder, Richard Campo, and Adrian Ross – has substantial experience in privacy, data protection, compliance, and information security. This experience, and our understanding of the background and drivers for the GDPR, are combined in this manual to provide the world’s first guide to implementing the new data protection regulation.