What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) marks a dramatic sea change in the way Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is collected, stored and shared by businesses across all sizes.

As part of a wider European Union (EU) Data Protection Reform package to harmonise rules across the EU’s 28 member states, the new regulation makes privacy and data protection integral to technological development and organisational processes and structure.

Coming into force on 25 May 2018 The GDPR introduces a host of new concepts:

  • appropriate data governance
  • privacy by design
  • mandatory Data Protection Impact Assessments DPIAs.

The new regulation holds all parties within the supply chain accountable for the confidentiality and integrity of the PII being held. Any organisation either providing or consuming IT applications and services under an outsourcing agreement – whether it’s for data centres, data storage, or cloud infrastructure services – must have a complete understanding of its obligations under the GDPR as a processor or controller of data.

How can you be ready?

It’s important to note that the EU GDPR covers personal data, or as it is sometimes called, personally identifiable information (PII). For example, names, addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, and more recently email and IP addresses.

Step 1 – Get a copy of our guide

Learn more about The General Data Protection Regulation and how it may affect your business.  Download a copy of our GDPR Practical Guide.


Step 2 – Book your free GDPR Assessment

Make sure you are GDPR compliant.

Tectrade are offering Free Risk assessments to ensure you are GDPR compliant. These assessments reveal access privileges, data that should be deleted, data owners, sensitive risk areas to the business, abnormal breach activity such as undetected malware/ ransomware.

Complete the form below to register for a GDPR audit