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GDPR and ISO 27001


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe. GDPR was developed to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. This regulation harmonises all the data protection laws across Europe and comes into effect from 25th May 2018. Heavy fines can be expected for non-compliance.

EU GDPR Applicability

The regulation applies if the data controller or processors or the data subject (person) is based in EU. The EU GDPR also applies to organisations based outside the EU if they collect or process personal data of individuals located inside the EU. Organisations in breach of the regulations can be fined up to a maximum of 4% of annual global turnover or 20 Million Euros (whichever the greater).

About ISO 27000:2013

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 stipulates the requirements for Information Security Management System(ISMS) of an organisation. It determines the organisation in establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information and data security management systems within the context. ISMS also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization. The standard also provides an auditable method of monitoring, protecting and managing information and data systems.

How ISO 27001:2013 (ISMS) assists for GDPR compliance as follows:

  • ISO 27001 standard provides an established framework for information security management system (ISMS) within the organisation.

  • Helps to put processes and controls in place to protect your customers personal data with all corporate information and intellectual property within the organisation.

  • ISMS contribute to manage, monitor, audit and improve organisation’s information security practices in one place in a cost effective and consistent manner.

  • Promotes a culture and awareness of information security that makes sure data security is entrenched across the business and customers

  • ISO 27001 Certification assurance that organisation ISMS has been tested and audited for good information security practice.

  • ISO 27001 provides framework for implementing appropriate measures to mitigate those risks, with recommended technical measures in line with the requirements of the GDPR.

  • Achieving ISO 27001 certification can also facilitate confidence as convincing evidence that the necessary measures to comply with the data security requirements of the GDPR are in place.

Our Service offers:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, ‘Deccan Consulting’ assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving EU GDPR compliance based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit planned in compliance to GDPR with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit (planned in compliance to GDPR) when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance for maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks

Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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