GDPR into play on May 25th 2018. The

GDPR Regulations You Need
to Understand  & How Wisetek Can Help

 

Secure data
destruction and disposal is growingly one of the biggest concerns to businesses
today. Organizations that fall victim to data breaches is alarmingly routine
around the world and the amount of coverage surrounding events like the Equifax
hacking scandal that stole the data of 145 million people reflect the growing
concern for protecting your customer’s information. Currently, many businesses
outsource their IT asset disposal to specialist, third party IT Asset Disposal
firms like Wisetek to ensure regulatory compliance, mitigate any risk and free
up business resources.

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The General
Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are coming into play on May 25th
2018. The GDPR rules are stricter than the existing Data Protection Act (DPA)
1998 so changes to your data handling are required. Despite many efforts made
by companies who handle the personal data of EU citizens , a large number of these
organizations remain far from ready and some even unaware of the need for GDPR
compliance on the side of IT asset disposition (ITAD).

 

 

Under the new regulations, any organization that falls
victim to a data breach only has 72 hours to report it and if they are found to
be in breach of the GDPR guidelines, they could be fined 4% of the business’
annual turnover or €20 million (whichever is greater). Evidently, it is crucial
that your organization is fully compliant with the GDPR.

 

Below are just some of the requirements you need to be aware
of in order to be in compliance with GDPR:

 

Awareness – Controllers and Processors are Now Both
Responsible

 

Key decision makers in an organization should be aware that
the law is changing to the GDPR. Under the current DPA, it is only data
controllers that are responsible for the secure disposal of IT assets. However,
the GDPR outlines that data processors will now be held responsible too. The
impact that it will have is vital therefore it is important to identify the
areas that could cause compliance issues under the new requirements. No matter
how minimal the contact with personal data, compliance is still compulsory.

 

>link to page < Wisetek Regulations & Certifications >

 

E2E Track & Trace is a Must for Personal Data

 

Personal data that your organization stores will need to be
recorded from the start to the end of its life, regardless of the size or
nature of the business. It must also be outlined what personal data is being
stored and what it is used for as well as proof of consent to use the data. How
the data is being protected is also required to be proven along with where it
goes after it is no longer needed.

 

Not only this, but there are many reasons that you could
need to know what information you hold about an individual. With the ‘Right to
be Forgotten’ being introduced, you need to know what information you hold in
order to ensure that all the information is removed. It must be remembered that
under the new regulations, personal data covers different pieces of information
ranging from names and images to IP address and medical information.

 

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Disposal Must Be Fully Auditable

 

In order to show complete compliance with GDPR, you must be
able to audit the data trail. Your IT assets for disposal should be collected
by a traceable company and stored in a secure facility that use secure software
or physical destruction methods appropriate for the data bearing media. It
should be possible to trace how data was erased and/or destroyed and by whom. This
helps to guarantee complete accountability for data throughout the process.

 

Not only is GDPR compliance critical to protect your clients’
information but failure to do so could actually put your entire company at
risk. This means that it is more important than ever to protect yourself from a
data breach at every stage of the data management process, especially for end
of life data and IT assets.

 

 

To find out more how Wisetek E2E services can assist in ensuring
you remain GDPR compliant for IT asset disposal, contact us today on +353 21
455 6920 or alternatively via https://wisetek.net/contact/.

 

 

GDPR Regulations You Need
to Understand  & How Wisetek Can Help

 

Secure data
destruction and disposal is growingly one of the biggest concerns to businesses
today. Organizations that fall victim to data breaches is alarmingly routine
around the world and the amount of coverage surrounding events like the Equifax
hacking scandal that stole the data of 145 million people reflect the growing
concern for protecting your customer’s information. Currently, many businesses
outsource their IT asset disposal to specialist, third party IT Asset Disposal
firms like Wisetek to ensure regulatory compliance, mitigate any risk and free
up business resources.

 

The General
Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are coming into play on May 25th
2018. The GDPR rules are stricter than the existing Data Protection Act (DPA)
1998 so changes to your data handling are required. Despite many efforts made
by companies who handle the personal data of EU citizens , a large number of these
organizations remain far from ready and some even unaware of the need for GDPR
compliance on the side of IT asset disposition (ITAD).

 

 

Under the new regulations, any organization that falls
victim to a data breach only has 72 hours to report it and if they are found to
be in breach of the GDPR guidelines, they could be fined 4% of the business’
annual turnover or €20 million (whichever is greater). Evidently, it is crucial
that your organization is fully compliant with the GDPR.

 

Below are just some of the requirements you need to be aware
of in order to be in compliance with GDPR:

 

Awareness – Controllers and Processors are Now Both
Responsible

 

Key decision makers in an organization should be aware that
the law is changing to the GDPR. Under the current DPA, it is only data
controllers that are responsible for the secure disposal of IT assets. However,
the GDPR outlines that data processors will now be held responsible too. The
impact that it will have is vital therefore it is important to identify the
areas that could cause compliance issues under the new requirements. No matter
how minimal the contact with personal data, compliance is still compulsory.

 

>link to page < Wisetek Regulations & Certifications >

 

E2E Track & Trace is a Must for Personal Data

 

Personal data that your organization stores will need to be
recorded from the start to the end of its life, regardless of the size or
nature of the business. It must also be outlined what personal data is being
stored and what it is used for as well as proof of consent to use the data. How
the data is being protected is also required to be proven along with where it
goes after it is no longer needed.

 

Not only this, but there are many reasons that you could
need to know what information you hold about an individual. With the ‘Right to
be Forgotten’ being introduced, you need to know what information you hold in
order to ensure that all the information is removed. It must be remembered that
under the new regulations, personal data covers different pieces of information
ranging from names and images to IP address and medical information.

 

>link to page < DataDEAD >

 

 

Disposal Must Be Fully Auditable

 

In order to show complete compliance with GDPR, you must be
able to audit the data trail. Your IT assets for disposal should be collected
by a traceable company and stored in a secure facility that use secure software
or physical destruction methods appropriate for the data bearing media. It
should be possible to trace how data was erased and/or destroyed and by whom. This
helps to guarantee complete accountability for data throughout the process.

 

Not only is GDPR compliance critical to protect your clients’
information but failure to do so could actually put your entire company at
risk. This means that it is more important than ever to protect yourself from a
data breach at every stage of the data management process, especially for end
of life data and IT assets.

 

 

To find out more how Wisetek E2E services can assist in ensuring
you remain GDPR compliant for IT asset disposal, contact us today on +353 21
455 6920 or alternatively via https://wisetek.net/contact/.