Helping you with your GDPR implementation, here are some final steps every accountancy firm can take to ensure they are GDPR compliant by 25 May 2018.
What to do next
- Update documentation and put procedures in place to ensure you’re compliant and can cope with data requests, the right to be forgotten and data breaches. Data breaches are now reportable to the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office within 72 hours, if the breach is likely to cause a detrimental effect on an individual – whether to reputation or financial loss.
- Consider deleting any information you don’t need to hold to remove the risk.
- Monitor systems and procedures on an on-going basis. GDPR is not a one-off exercise. It needs to become embedded in every firm’s culture and day to day operations.
- Consider how the change in regulation will affect your clients and how you can help them through it.
Clients may look to you for advice and, depending on their business, implementation could require considerable time and monetary investment on their part to ensure that they are compliant. Clients can benefit from your own implementation experiences.
For more practical hints and tips on data protection and to get you started on your preparations for 25 May, please come to one of our series of courses on the ‘General Data Protection Regulation – What Accountants Need to Know’ at the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, County Dublin on one of the following dates:
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