The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has officially become law, giving organisations two years to become compliant or risk fines of up to 4 per cent of global turnover if they suffer from a data breach. Recent research by DQM GRC, in association with DataIQ, revealed that implementing these processes will be difficult for nearly one in five organisations (18.4 per cent), who admitted they will require 12-24 months to make the required changes – cutting the GDPR deadline quite finely.
To help organisations prepare, DQM GRC has launched its GDPR RADAR™, a data protection assessment that will score an organisation’s current fitness against the new regulation, understand where it has to improve and set a bespoke programme to get the organisation to where it needs to be. This is said to be the first and most efficient way of understanding an organisation’s fitness level and fixing its data protection compliance, data privacy and data security risks. It will enable the assessment of data protection position against new EU legislation and devise a remedy plan.