EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The EU GDPR Countdown Clock

Until May 25 Deadline

What is GDPR?

GDPR replaces all previous Data Protection Acts & Regulations across the EU. It was approved in April 2016 and comes into effect in May 2018. In Ireland it replaces the current legislation, being the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

GDPR and how it affects you

The legislation brings in a large number of changes, meaning that the level of effort in preparing for GDPR compliance is significant. Organisations need to start preparing for GDPR compliance to avoid severe fines if found non-compliant. The GDPR gives the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner more robust power to tackle non-compliance including significant administration fining capabilities of up to €20m (or 4% of total global turnover, whichever is greater).

Crowe Horwath can assist you in identifying, planning for and meeting your data protection obligations. How Crowe Horwath can help your organisation become data compliant:

  • Assess your organisations current structure and GDPR readiness
  • Identify and report on the GDPR Risks and compliance gaps within your organisation
  • Identify areas of most material non-compliance and to prioritise mitigating steps, especially in relation to high risk processing activities
  • Ensure Data Protection is incorporated into organisation’s Risk Register
  • Offer practical solutions to become GDPR compliant
  • Conduct Data Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Assist in the development of GDPR Policies and Procedures
  • Provide Data Protection training across your organisation

The GDPR team at Crowe Horwath can help you devise and implement a plan to ensure compliance in advance of the 25 May 2018 deadline. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you contact Roseanna O’Hanlon or Simone Kennedy of our risk consulting team.

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Roseanna O’Hanlon

PartnerAudit and Assurance