General Data Protection Regulation: Knowing your data
“GDPR is about giving people back control of their personal data.”
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force across all member states, including the UK, on 25 May 2018. It will provide a common baseline for data protection across all of the member states and its consistent approach and requirements will benefit organisations with operations in multiple EU countries.
GDPR is about giving people back control of their personal data. To be able to do this effectively, data controllers and processors will be accountable for understanding the flow of any personal data they use, from the point they receive or collect it, to where and how it is stored, who it is shared with and how; a process called Data Mapping.
This whitepaper by NCC Group Managing Consultant Paul Barks discusses the importance of knowing your data and how to carry out data mapping.