Data Protection Directive – What is the process for companies to become compliant?

CluedIn is investing hugely in data protection. With our recently incorporated Data Protection Officer, we are very serious about protecting your data as well allowing companies to use CluedIn to become GDPR compliant.

We realize that a lot of companies are finding it hard to dedicate time and money to solve this problem and hence here is where w can help out. Let’s start with some of the processes that you will need to abide by to become compliant.

The seven principles governing the regulations and recommendations for protection of personal data can be summed up with:

  1. Notice—data subjects should be given notice when their data is being collected;
  2. Purpose—data should only be used for the purpose stated and not for any other purposes;
  3. Consent—data should not be disclosed without the data subject’s consent;
  4. Security—collected data should be kept secure from any potential abuses;
  5. Disclosure—data subjects should be informed as to who is collecting their data;
  6. Access—data subjects should be allowed to access their data and make corrections to any inaccurate data; and
  7. Accountability—data subjects should have a method available to them to hold data collectors accountable for not following the above principles.

While the general directive is mainly focussed on protecting personal data and to put something in place to force companies to take data breaches more seriously than ever before, the recommendations above are more of a guide that other peoples data is not owned by a company.

Even Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web is working on technology to decentralize the ownership of personal data.

At CluedIn we see this as a firm push for companies to take personal data more seriously and to use personal data for good.

If you are interested in learning more, we are giving free consultancy hours away with our Data Protection Officer and you can signup for a time that suits you here https://calendly.com/cluedin/gdpr

Team CluedIn

Tim Ward

Founder, Developer and Loudest Employee at CluedIn.