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alishahenderson Senior Software Tester
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Follow These Steps For GDPR Compliance

What Is Data Protection?

Usually, the word protection means the security provided to something. Like, a house protects us from getting injured or wet in rain.

In computers, the word protection is referred to protecting your personal data from others, so, that others cannot get your personal information. In computers, information is saved in hard disks,  CD-ROM disks, floppy disks, etc. i.e. any secondary storage device, permanently.

We require to protect it from getting accessed or modified or removed. There are 2 kinds of data; they are private and public. Private data features your password, name, home address, telephone number etc.

Public data is made available to the public, data on some particular fields, which includes science, technology, mathematics, etc.

Not all data on these fields is not public data. They might have private data also. It depends on how data is organized to protect it from being accessed.


The first important distinction is one of scope. GDPR goes beyond safeguarding against the perversion of personal information such as name, address, email addresses and telephone numbers.

The Regulation applies to any form of personal information that can recognize an EU citizen, including usernames and IP addresses.

Moreover, there is no distinction between data held on an individual in a business or personal capacity - it's all classified as personal information identifying an individual and is hence covered by the new Regulation.

Also, GDPR does away with the help of the "opt-out" currently enjoyed by multiple companies. Instead, applying the strictest of interpretations, using personal information of an EU citizen, needs that such consent is freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous. It needs a positive indication of agreement - it cannot be inferred from silence, pre-ticked boxes or inactivity.

3 Steps to Compliance...

1. Give a proper training to your team members! Giving those with access to data adequate training on the context and implications of GDPR must help avoid a potential breach, so don't avoid this point. Data protection might be a rather dull and dry topic, but taking just a small amount of time to make sure workers are informed will be time well spent.

2. Appoint a Data Protection Officer. This is a demand under the new law if you intend to process personal information on a daily basis. The DPO will be the central person guiding the organization on compliance with GDPR and will also act as the primary contact for Supervisory Authorities. To know more about GDPR compliance services you can also head to this blog:

3. Know your data! Despite the flexibility afforded by these mechanisms, particularly in the context of B2B communications, it's deserving mapping out how personal information is held and accessed by your business. This process will help you out to uncover any compliance gaps and take steps to make significant adjustments to your processes. So, you will be looking to know where consent is needed and whether any of the personal data you currently hold already has consent for the actions you intend to take. If not, how will you go about obtaining it?

Data Backup & Recovery:

Most of the computers make it very easy for users to back up their data. Normally, all that's needed is an external drive, which is very cheap.

Both PC's and Macintosh computers come furnished with built-in backup software that is simple to navigate, but you might also elect to purchase backup software that is capable of more advanced features.

Data backup is also an essential consideration due to the potential for a computer's hard disk to crash or become damaged, either through hardware problems, a power surge, or some other disastrous consequences. Data backup allows you to quickly recover any lost data up to the point of the last backup.

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