The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was designed to harmonize, strengthen and unify data privacy laws across Europe, in order to protect and empower all EU citizen's data privacy and reshape the way organizations across Europe (the EU) approach data privacy.
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted in 2016 and will officially be enforced in Europe as of May 25, 2018. GDPR comes with significant changes and any companies who may capture information for contacts or customers located in the European Union will need to be extremely aware of these changes as they can face very stringent fines in the cases of non-compliance.173kb - 24-Feb-2018 - Download - Save for Later
The 12-Point Checklist is designed to Help Prepare Your Organisation for GDPR. For more in-depth information regarding GDPR, please download and read the ICO 12 step in-depth guide that was sourced to create this checklist.
It is essential for companies in Cyprus to plan their approach to GDPR compliance now and to make key people adhere to it in their organisation. Every organisation may need, for example, to put new procedures in place to deal with the GDPR’s new transparency and individuals’ rights provisions. In a large or complex business this could have significant budgetary, IT, personnel, governance and communications implications.
The GDPR places greater emphasis on the documentation that data controllers must keep to demonstrate their accountability. Compliance with all the areas listed in this document will require organisations to review their approach to governance and how they manage data protection as a corporate issue. One aspect of this might be to review the contracts and other arrangements you have in place when sharing data with other organisations.
This document, initially published by ico. (Information Commissioner's Office on ico.org.uk), highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare your company for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018.539kb - 24-Feb-2018 - Download - Save for Later
You may download the text of the Regulation 016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 as it was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Read our FAQ on the GDPR