Data Privacy and Security

GDPR Assurance - More Than Testing For Compliance

Provided by LTI - Larsen & Toubro Infotech

Category Data Privacy and Security

Type White Paper

Length 4

Publish Date July 17 2017

Date posted August 21 2017


The line between the virtual world and the real world has blurred considerably over the past few years. The ubiquitous nature of personal data, be it for a banking transaction or an online purchase, makes it easy for a determined hacker to compromise some of the best protected systems.

 This tramples on the rights of citizens who submit personal data to ‘Data Controllers’ and ‘Data

Processors’, with an implied understanding that their personal data will be protected.

 European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, aims to change all this. It explicitly calls out the nature of the data to be protected, the rights of EU residents and the controls that are required to implement them. No longer can the protection of personal data be an afterthought to be retrofitted onto existing applications. The GDPR introduces and mandates a strict organization governance model to protect EU residents’ rights. It also provides a framework for individual EU countries to implement their own rules based on the articles contained in the Regulation.

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