The 5 Best GDPR Compliance Tools

Data processors have been given until May 25, 2018, regardless of whether they are based inside or outside the EU, to switch to a data processing method that complies with all the requirements and standards set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is a forceful, coherent framework for data protection in EU states. Non-compliance is not an option because of hefty fines among other reasons. The following 5 tools can help your organization be compliant.

Microsoft’s GDPR Assessment and GDPR Detailed Assessment

Microsoft's GDPR Assessment is a quick, online, self-evaluation tool available at no cost. It helps your organization review its overall level of readiness to comply with the GDPR. The Microsoft GDPR Detailed Assessment can tell organizations where they are on their journey to GDPR readiness.

Snow GDPR Risk Assessment

This tool provides complete visibility of all devices, users, and applications across on-premises, cloud, and mobile environments. The purpose of this tool is to help build an effective GDPR plan and response. Automated discovery provides a detailed accounting of which users have access to which applications and cloud services.

Nymity’s GDPR Compliance Toolkit

Nymity has identified 39 articles in the GDPR that need evidence to demonstrate compliance. This toolkit equips privacy officers with the resources necessary to achieve demonstrable compliance. Some resources within the toolkit are assessment questions, an accountability roadmap, and the Nymity Privacy Management Accountability Framework (adapted for the GDPR).

SAS for Personal Data Protection

Before you can comply, you first need the ability to locate your data and securely access it. With this tool, you can use a single interface to access and manage your data. You can locate data across different systems and networks, identify personal data, and start categorizing the different types of data you have. You can also have reports on that data readily available – all from a unified environment.

Is Your Organization GDPR Compliant?

In the coming months, there will be plenty of challenges ahead. We can only advise you to draw up a sound, strategic plan. Develop in-house connections with people who can provide you with partial assistance. Produce a realistic and pragmatic project plan.

The white paper “Data Protection – Compliance is a Top-Level Sport” gives more advice about GDPR compliance. It is written by Renate Verheijen, Legal & HR Counsel at Madison Gurkha. She maps out the consequences of the GDPR and guides you through the tests and trials that lie ahead. Find out how you are doing and what steps you need to take by downloading this white paper about GDPR compliance.