ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 23, 2017 — 360 Advanced, a leader in IT compliance and assurance services worldwide, is urging firms that manage consumer data to begin preparations now for implementation and enforcement of the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, which is among the most comprehensive personal data protection legislation enacted in this century.
“It is expected that the GDPR will become a dominant Privacy Management platform for many multinational firms,” said Ratcliffe. “Vendors that can provide independently verified evidence of their adherence to the GDPR standards will enjoy a distinct advantage over their competitors because, under GDPR, liability for noncompliance extends to third party vendors regardless of their nation status.”
Because verification of compliance with the GDPR could take 6-12 months, Ratcliffe urges firms to take action now to begin their audits to be ready for the implementation and enforcement deadline in May, 2018.
Under the new rules, both data controllers and data processors are held accountable. Businesses and organizations need to determine under which category their organization falls and the rules that may apply.
“The GDPR is a complex regulatory regime and achieving compliance will require familiarity with the all the rulings that apply to your organization. You will need to consult with a professional audit firm and legal counsel specializing in technology assurance and compliance. Failure to meet the standards can put jobs, brand name and your organization at risk,” Ratcliffe advises.
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