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Collect, process and manage personal data in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with help from SGS.

Highway in the dark

The EU GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to standardize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data protection and cyber security.

As a regulation, the GDPR will directly affect member states of the EU without the need for implementing legislation.

GDPR also sets new standards for B2C relationships. It is a complex regulation that may require significant change in how you collect, process and manage data from people all over the world. Considering the significant legal responsibilities, it may take time to bring current data processes in line with GDPR. There’s no time to wait. 

Steps you need to take

Organizations must implement the guidelines outlined in the GDPR, including defining who is accountable for privacy and security, and how data flows across national boundaries. Any personal data stored by an organization must be protected to prevent any unlawful forms of processing. Additionally, in the event of a data breach being discovered the authorities must be notified within 72 hours. 

Other GDPR requirements include:

  • Record keeping
  • Transparent policies
  • Consent management
  • Privacy impact assessments

Prevention is the best defense against data breaches. By using the correct organizational and security measures, your company will be able to reduce any possible risk and protect personal data. 

SGS GDPR services

To help you meet the requirements of the GDPR, we deliver solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to help you achieve and demonstrate compliance.

Achieve full GDPR compliance with SGS’s global expertise and experience. Contact us to learn more.