Privacy seems to become more and more relevant. Ill-willing individuals and companies want to get as much personal information as possible in order to earn money in all sorts of ways. ICT Institute is there to help you.
Now that the new European privacy legislation GDPR has entered into force on 25 May 2018, no one can ignore it anymore. Privacy is important. Companies often badly handle (purposefully) personal data, which can now be punished with a hefty fine. However, punishing companies is not the GDPR’s main goal. The GDPR helps ensure privacy for individuals, and attempts to simplify data protection legislation for organizations. Since the European Union can not be everywhere at the same time, each Member State is obliged to appoint a national and / or regional supervisor. The vision of the Dutch privacy regulator can be read in our (Dutch) interview with the chairman of the Dutch Data Protection authority, Aleid Wolfsen.
ICT Institute and Privacy
At ICT Institute we help companies understand what the GDPR means to them, which measures they can best take, and how they should deal with the new requirements that are set out. Should you have any questions about privacy in your organization, do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form at the bottom of this page. We can, for example, form a picture of your current GDPR compliance with our Compliance Scan. Furthermore, we organize a GDPR basics course every once in a while, and regularly write articles about the GDPR and data protection on our blog. A good place to start is our GDPR in 10 steps article. We have also included privacy as an important aspect in our information security standard Security Verified.
In addition, we strongly support the free availability of good material. The AVG requires that certain matters are well documented, and that is why we have developed some templates that we provide for free. Currently we have the following templates:
- A template for Processing agreements
- A template for the Register of processing activities
- A template for Data Protection Impact Assessments
Directly to the right article
Here we have compiled a no nonsense overview of the articles not linked about we wrote on the topic of data protection:
- Facebook Personal Data Breach
- GDPR terminology explained
- IAPP’s Trevor Hughes speaking on privacy
- How to handle privacy issues in IT projects
- Meldplicht datalekken in English
Our Dutch website contains even more information on privacy and data protection.
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