Although you most likely have your initial General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements in good shape, the need for diligence does not stop there. The massive penalties and fines associated with the GDPR, as well as the risk to your organization’s reputation, mean that your focus on compliance can never wane.
If your IT team and Data Protection Officer (DPO) struggle to find the time needed to attend to all the requirements of the GPDR, you may consider investing in some handy technology solutions.
Three Technology Solutions to Ensure GDPR Compliance
While much of GDPR compliance requires a hands-on approach from your team, there are some aspects working within the scope of the Regulation that you might streamline with technology solutions.
We found three essential technology solutions that could help your GDPR team maintain peak GDPR compliance while saving time, money and human resources.
1. A GDPR-Compliant Web Browser
Considering the large swaths of time that most staff members need to spend online during the day, it is invaluable to know that each website visited is secure. It is important to consider the possibility that website owners have not complied with the GDPR. In such cases, anyone visiting their website could put their business at risk.
Authentic8, Inc. has built the first GDPR-compliant web browser called Silo. The browser features an isolation aspect that protects end users handling EU customer, employee and intellectual data against all internet vulnerabilities, risks and threats. Silo lets you manage and audit all web access data that are covered by the GDPR.
2. A Full-Scale GRC Solution
A global governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solution can lay out a road map to achieving and maintaining GDPR compliance. Programs such as TrustAcr offer clients a full suite of everything needed to ensure compliance, including the following:
- Policies and procedures
- Data flow management
- GDPR assessment
- DPIA/PIA program development
- Data breach preparation
- Digital track monitoring
- Cookie consent manager
- Direct marketing consent manager
- Individual rights manager
- Escalation policies
3. Privacy Impact Assessment Programs
Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) are a mandatory part of the GDPR, but they are also a highly effective tool in ensuring full and continuous compliance.
Many companies are opting to use a self-service tool, often combined with role-based templates, that can helps organizations prioritize privacy.
There are many available self-service tools, combined with role-based templates, that help organizations prioritize privacy. One such program is available from OneTrust, which provides privacy management software and free templates for the GDPR PIA that you can customize by adding or removing attributes.
You may also reach out to an in-the-GDPR-know auditor with a trusted accounting firm to establish a baseline PIA to give you a strong starting point. Even better, with this option, you can start building an ongoing relationship with someone whose job it is to know all the latest information on GDPR.
Do You Need More Technology Solution Information or Supportive Engagement to Ensure GDPR Compliance?
If you need more information about any of the technology discussed above, or if we can help you tighten up your GDPR approach to ensure complete and consistent GDPR compliance, our GDPR specialists are here to help.
Our team understands how time-consuming it is for diligent business leaders to take on one more regulation, but we all know the monetary penalties and reputational risks against your organization that accompany GDPR non-compliance.