Gone are the days that data security was "just" an IT concern. GDPR affects all departments handling personal data, from sales to finance. Achieve the skills to implement privacy by design by understanding the needs of all departments working with personal data.
IT teams are the backbone of data security in any organisation. Current infrastructure, storage solutions, security provisions as well as adhering to existing standards such as PCI DSS all fall into this department.
Under The GDPR, IT teams are expected to embrace privacy by design. For this to take hold, the current environment needs to be examined under the headings of the GDPR.
Whether considering how applicants engage with the organisation or how employee data is processed for payroll, HR must comply with the GDPR. Finance teams are handling supplier and customer billing data daily, making them also part of the compliance effort.
IT teams need to understand these data processes and be able to ask the right questions to ensure the organisation can move forward.
Both departments are largely responsible for new personal data entering the business. Many use a number of tools and providers to achieve their goals. In addition, email marketing is driven here as well as business development activity.
Sales & Marketing must share with IT how data enters the business, which processors they use and which processes need to be made compliant.
Support, Customer Success, Account Management, Product Development, Engineering and other teams handling personal data or building products that facilitate the processing of personal data will need to work on GDPR compliance.
Often GDPR is left to IT. Get to know the right questions to ask across departments in your organisation to gain a full view of how all departments process personal data.
Whether you are at the beginning of GDPR compliance, trying to develop an organisation-wide approach or are already building frameworks to facility privacy by design, working with a GDPR compliance expert team ensures your path to compliance.
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