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10 Steps Enterprises Need to Take to Comply with GDPR
If your organization doesn't have adequate data protection measures in place, including assigning a data protection officer, you could face steep fines next May.
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1. Start Discussions Now
If your organization hasn't begun preparing for GDPR, you absolutely need to get started today.
The first step is to raise awareness about the law among key stakeholders within your company, including IT leaders involved in privacy and security. In its list of steps organizations should take to comply with GDPR, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) puts "awareness" at number one, advising, "You should make sure that decision makers and key people in your organization are aware that the law is changing to the GDPR. They need to appreciate the impact this is likely to have."
Organizations may also need talk with key suppliers about the impact of GDPR. The Ovum report concludes with an admonition to "start discussions now with existing technology and service providers about their plans to cater for new legislative requirements."
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