Security Manual Template GDPR Checklist
Many Companies are not ready for EU's GDPR compliance
Janco Associates has just released Version 12.2 of its Security Manual Template. Included with this release is a GDPR Compliance Checklist. Janco said, “We have reviewed the compliance plans of over 200 SMB enterprises and have found that 34% of the companies are not ready to meet the EU's GDPR requirement. Plus many who think they are in compliance are not."
GDPR has a mandated requirement for any entereprise that does business with EU residents and companies.
CIOs and CSO's who have had a chance to review the latest version of the Security Manual Template have told Janco that the compliance checklist is a must have tool. Even for those companies that feel they comply, this is a great auditing tool can be put to work right away. Also, an added feature in the Premium Edition is a full 5-page job description for a Data Protection Officer (DPO).
(added July 2018)
California Privacy Law will not be required until 2020. However, its effect is being felt almost immediately. Companies like Google and Facebook will be severely impacted and may have to change their business models. At the same time, any enterprises doing business with California residents will have to begin to modify the way they collect, maintain, and use data that falls under the privacy regulations.
In July we had a major update to our Compliance Management Kit. California passed a major new set of manadated requirements which need to be in place on January 1, 2020. The California Consumer Privacy Act - 2018 is currently the U.S. version of the the EU's GDPR. It is not as robust, however it provides significant improvement in privacy protection.
The law defines a consumer's Right to Privacy. There are five legs that the law addresses. They are:
- The right to know what personal information is being collected about them.
- The right to know whether their personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom.
- The right to say no to the sale of personal information.
- The right to access their personal information.
- The right to equal service and price, even if they exercise their privacy rights.
For more information go to California Privacy Law Mandates – What is required?