Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is one of the most notable data privacy laws in the world. If an organization fails to comply, they run the risk of massive fines, loss of customer trust, and other negative consequences.
In our new GDPR Compliance Checklist, we outline some of the most important things you need to know about the GDPR and the steps your organization needs to take to stay compliant. Read on for a preview of what you’ll find in the checklist.
About the GDPR
The GDPR, which has been in effect since May 25, 2018, is recognized as the world’s most stringent data privacy and security law. The regulation includes strict rules that are designed to protect Europeans’ personal data. Noncompliance fines can reach into the multimillion dollar range.
All of the different GDPR regulations can be overwhelming, but it’s possible to simplify the process and rest assured that customer data stays protected. In our GDPR Compliance Checklist, we’ll walk you through some of the most crucial steps you need to take to gain compliance. You’ll learn how to avoid massive noncompliance fines, protect customer rights, and make your operations more secure.
Requirements included in the GDPR
The first step toward GDPR compliance is having a solid understanding of what type of data is considered personal data. In the checklist, we explain what constitutes personal data under the GDPR and provide an outline of its crucial data privacy requirements.
After you determine whether or not your organization is managing personal data as defined by the GDPR, it’s important to start checking off all the boxes for compliance. This checklist includes five important steps your organization needs to follow in order to remain compliant, including:
- Crucial information about GDPR-required data processing principles
- What it means to implement data protection by design and by default under GDPR
- How and why to train your employees on GDPR requirements
- Why it’s important to choose compliant third party services
Where FormAssembly comes in
FormAssembly is an all-in-one web form builder and data collection platform that helps organizations in all industries do more with their data. Our platform offers encryption at rest and is compliant with GDPR, CCPA, and PCI DSS level 1 regulations. Our Compliance Cloud plan is HIPAA compliant with advanced security and privacy controls, plus personalized data security training and other privacy features. Thousands of organizations around the world trust FormAssembly for secure, compliant, simplified data collection.
If you’re ready to see if your business is checking off all the boxes for GDPR compliance, download our handy GDPR Compliance Checklist below!