With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in force, many organisations are struggling to achieve and continually maintain compliance with the law. There are so many things that can go wrong (customer mailing lists, employee records, third party processors, critical suppliers, etc.) that it’s difficult to know where to start looking and what you should be looking for.
Carrying out a successful GDPR compliance project without an integrated system to manage it in can be problematic. Action plans may become static and out of date quickly and demonstrating a risk-based approach to compliance will not be easy.
It is hard to maintain comprehensive registers of data protection risks, risk mitigation tasks, data protection incidents, and data subject requests when you are relying on spreadsheets or other manual systems to do so. Such systems don’t make for effective monitoring and reliable reporting – both key parts of the GDPR compliance effort.
When you include the issues of multiple operating locations, disparate systems, and numerous outsourced processors, it quickly becomes obvious that the achievement and maintenance of GDPR compliance is at risk without a broad, coordinated effort, joined-up thinking and a reliable source of relevant information.
CalQRisk, the online Governance, Risk Management & Compliance software, has added a tailored solution that assists organisations with the management of their GDPR compliance. It features Data Protection Risk Assessment, Compliance Monitoring and Data Subject Request modules, among others. The system is user-friendly, easy to implement and is backed up by our first-class support team.
We chose CalQRisk as it allowed us conduct a comprehensive Gap Analysis for each of our hotels while displaying the results on an interactive Dashboard for management. Reports included a Compliance Pie Chart, Risk Register and much more. We also found it useful that CalQRisk would automatically suggest what additional controls needed to be put in place in order to be compliant with GDPR. I would have no hesitations in recommending CalQRisk to other organisations.”