How to get GDPR Compliant: Free e-book

Joel Davis / februari 20, 2018 / ,

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR comes into force. The regulation will have a significant impact on organisations in all industry sectors. How will this effect your organisation as well as create new opportunities?

GDPR is meant to cover any and all personal information routinely shared by residents in the course of doing business with any entity. An important first step will be for organisations to have clarity on how they manage personal information, including:

Stricter consent rules

The GDPR requires that individuals give unambiguous, informed consent before their data may be processed. Consent cannot be assumed from inaction.

Enhanced rights for data subjects

Individuals have more rights under the GDPR including rights to: have their personal data erased, have inaccurate data corrected, be removed from digital marketing, and request personal data be ported to another service provider.

Data breach notification

Organisations must notify those whose data has been breached, within 72 hours of the breach.

Increased accountability measures

There are a number of new governance requirements for subject organisations, including conducting privacy impact assessments and appointing a data protection officer.

Substantial fines

Maximum penalties are €20 million or 4% of annual global revenue, whichever is greater.

What can you do to be GDPR compliant?

At its core, GDPR is all about how your organisation manages the flow of data from the moment of collection to the moment a customer record is deleted. It effects all departments in your organisation from Records and Information Management, IT, Marketing and Sales, to Human Resources and Legal.

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  • Integrate content into business processes and manage it as a critical business asset
  • Deliver and share content in its full business context
  • Enhance content security and integrity throughout its lifecycle
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  • Manage large volumes of information


How does GDPR effect your organization? Download our ebook and a step towards ensuring compliance. Named by Gartner as a leading technology in EIM, OpenText Content Server, part of Content Suite is an effective GDPR-compliance and data protection strategy.

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