Although security and privacy of user data and transparency on how we safeguard these has always been our top priority – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires us to take it up a notch (or 2). The GDPR is the most comprehensive EU data privacy law in decades, and it will go into effect on May 25, 2018. We urge you not to underestimate the impact the requirements have on your SME business. We’re committed to partnering with vendors, customers and users to prepare.
There are a number of tools available for your SME to review your current setup. OneTrust provides a comprehensive toolset – that to a certain extent you are free to use. We urge you to check these out and let the results of the assessment guide your steps to comply.
Compliance with the GDPR involves a lot more than asking consent or posting your legal terms on your website or application. All companies in the (your) supply chain are involved and it is mandatory to document many of the processes. If you want a clear overview what it involves we suggest you check the information your lead data protection supervisory authority provides. For Dutch SME: the Dutch DPA – Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens
Sharing our Tools
We built 5 simple CitrixPodio© apps and forms – because we were looking for a way to connect it with our existing CRM on Podio and create something really hands-on to use for us as SME. It is easy to set up and helps you go through your entire software, cloud setup and vendors in your supply chain. They are available through the Podio App Store.
This is not a legal advice and using it does not exempt you from investigating how the GDPR affects your business and responsibilities.
We simply hope it helps – and are open for suggestions and please feel free to build upon. Find out more about our Terms, Security and Privacy safeguards.