GDPR at Microsoft’s flagship partner event Inspire

by User Not Found | Jul 17, 2017
A major part of the keynote on 12 July at Microsoft’s flagship partner event Inspire was devoted to GDPR

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 will mean big changes to the way companies manage personal data.

 

Implications and impact are set to be so significant, in fact, a major part of the keynote on Wednesday 12 July at Microsoft’s flagship partner event Inspire, 9-13 July, was devoted to GDPR and Microsoft’s approach to supporting customers in becoming GDPR compliant.

 

The new regulation will give EU citizens more control over their data, through the following rights:


- the right to be informed

- the right of access

- the right to rectification

- the right to erasure

- the right to restrict processing

- the right to data portability

 - the right to object

- the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.


But, GDPR is not only about enhancing data privacy, it’s also designed to ensure greater data security, and will command hefty penalties for breaches – up to 4 percent of annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater. The consequences of non-compliance could, therefore, be financially devastating for a business.

Microsoft has a four-pillared approach to supporting customers become GDPR compliant:

 

1. Discover – identify the personal data you hold, and where it resides

2. Manage – regulate and control how that personal data is used and accessed

3. Protect – set up appropriate security measures to ensure you can prevent, detect, respond to vulnerabilities/data breaches

4. Report – create and maintain relevant documentation, manage data requests and breach notification requirements.


The BBC’s article published 7 July, Could new data laws end up bankrupting your company? , reports  Mark Thompson, a partner in KPMG's privacy advisory practice, commenting, "Many businesses have no idea what to do and don't want to grasp the nettle,” and which is why Cobweb has published an eBook, GDPR: A Guide for Business.

 

For more information about GDPR, you can also visit our GDPR information hub, and any of the Cobweb Team will be happy to help – email hello@cobweb.com or call 0333 920 6841. The team will also be able to give you details of our 3-hour GDPR preparation workshops, the first scheduled for Wednesday 26 July.

 

 

GDPR COUNTDOWN

25 May 2018

How to start preparing for GDPR


 

GDPR Journey

1. Location

Creation of an inventory of personal data

GDPR requires organisations to be able to identify every reference to any individual across all systems


2. Governance

Managing personal data access and use

Establish a clear view of existing and define new data processing activities required


3. Security

Protecting personal data against vulnerabilities and breach

Business will need to be able to prevent, detect and respond


4. Reporting

For data requests, breaches and accountability

GDPR requires a higher standard of transparency, accountability and documentation than the majority of companies will have encountered before

10 things to consider with GDPR

GDPR Journey

How Cobweb can support your GDPR journey

 

See how prepared your business is:
Take our easy 15-step survey


Discover where to begin:
Attend a GDPR readiness workshop


Receive bespoke GDPR advice:
Take part in a GDPR assessment


Delve into GDPR compliance:
Bring your business to the GDPR clinic

GDPR eBOOK

GDPR - A Guide to Business

GDPR Guide


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Other Useful Resources

 

GDPR with Microsoft
Accelerate GDPR compliance 


Symantec GDPR Guide
A new dawn of data privacy


Mimecast
GDPR risk management


TermSet
GDPR compliance for SharePoint Content

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Office 365

 

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