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A number of resources are available that can provide guidance and assistance with addressing privacy and data security practices, as well as to ensure that the practices and programmes implemented are compliant with relevant laws and regulations.
In a recent survey 69 percent of 7,500 consumers surveyed from France, Germany, Italy, U.K. and the U.S. say they have or would “boycott an organisation that showed a lack of integrity for protecting customer data” the concerns are real.
Furthermore, 62 percent of consumers felt inclined to blame the company (controller) certainly not a third party processor — if they lost their personal data.
Successful implementation of both Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default requires that employees – especially those involved in the development of new products and services – have enough basic knowledge on privacy.
Where personal data has been collected for the purpose of prosecution and investigations, etc, organisations are not required to accede to the access request pursuant to an exemption under the PDPA
Privacy regulation compliance begins by getting a better handle on data. Data identification and categorization tools can provide an understanding what types of data is within an organization
While defending against fines and reputational damage is undoubtedly front of mind for the private sector, there are several positive up-sides to effective GDPR compliance – all worth the attention of legal practitioners.