GDPR will be enforced in 4 months. Any company located in Europe or dealing with European companies will be impacted.
To be compliant, organizations have to answer complex subject access requests, track data assets, manage voluminous GDPR documentation, plan audits, identify risks, and set controls, paying out exorbitant fines if any breach occurs.
When reading the new regulation, this sounds horribly complex.
So, where should you start? How can you make it work for your organization?
Let’s take a closer look at important GDPR management processes:
- Identify data-related assets
- Lead GDPR assessment audits
- Identify risks and non-conformances
- Implement controls and corrective actions
- Treat customer requests
- Set objectives and indicators
Does it sound familiar to you?
These processes are exactly the same as in a Quality Management System (QMS). This is great news because you can reuse the same QMS approach to manage your GDPR system.
From a regulation point of view, GDPR is not very different from ISO 27001 for IT security. We can imagine the upcoming versions of ISO 27001 or even ISO 9001 will include the main GDPR requirements.
In practice, it is a good option to include your quality team in your GDPR project journey as they are already familiar with the processes and tools.
BPA Solutions has developed an all-in-one GDPR compliance solution built on our proven and award-winning quality and risk management software. BPA GDPR Compliance runs on the GDPR-compliant Microsoft Office 365 technology.
BPA makes GDPR compliance easy and affordable.