Look on the GDPR as an opportunity!

RGDP

17.10.19

The thoughts of Olivier Cazzulo, CEO of Netsystem.

From the simple declaration of responsibility, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has introduced a paradigm shift. In just a few months, organisations have had to ask themselves this question: “Does the management of personal data within our IT systems comply with the new regulation? ” Yet we should not view this development as a constraint, but rather as an opportunity, namely one of understanding your data, of knowing who is doing the processing and why. And, ultimately, of adding value! As a direct consequence of the regulation, a new function has emerged, namely the Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO is the guarantor of compliant data processing vis-à-vis the authorities. Faced with the depth and complexity of their responsibilities, the organisation’s designated DPO may well find themselves in a delicate situation and require assistance. Other organisations will decide to outsource the role. DPO support or the outsourcing of the function: it is a new market opening up and developing before our eyes.