Data protection management

Effective data protection management support

Digitalisation, cloud computing, big data and other modern fields of technology present increasingly complex challenges for data protection. In order to be able to use information technologies in a legally compliant and successful manner, reliable data protection management is a key prerequisite for companies and public authorities.

Data protection management and the GDPR

The EU GDPR takes a risk- and process-oriented approach to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of data as well as resilience of systems. It also requires a process to regularly review the effectiveness of security measures, with the aim of achieving continuous improvement. With effective data protection management, you can ensure the protection of personal data in your company in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR.

What does the GDPR mean for you amd your data protection management?

Data protection management is an essential part of any company's business strategy. You must ensure that you not only protect your company's data, but also the data of the customers to whom you have access through your work. Put your data protection management to the test with secunet in order to jointly determine the need for action and to plan the necessary steps in a sensible and resource-saving way. In addition, it is important to implement an integrated management system with practicable processes, to create a solution concept for the realisation of the measures and to optimally fulfil the documentation and verification obligations.

The effects of the GDPR at a glance:

  • Increased requirements with regard to data protection organization and procedures must be met, as well as
  • data security measures to ensure legal compliance throughout the entire lifecycle of personal data.
  • Increased accountability obligations require very extensive documentation.
  • Contract processors are also being held more accountable.
  • In addition to the legal requirements, public awareness of data protection and the risks associated with data processing is growing.

Data protection management and risk management synergies

Only an effective data protection management system (DMS) can meet the numerous requirements. In the best case, the information security management system (ISMS) is integrated in order to avoid duplications, additional efforts and contradictions and to use synergies, for example in risk management, audits, awareness-raising measures and documentation. Such an integration has proven itself in practice, as the necessary components of both systems are partly the same. Thus, data protection management can be efficiently integrated into existing processes.

Even if the implementation of a data protection management system is not explicitly required by the GDPR, it should be considered an essential building block of the overall organisation. The DSMS provides a set of policies and procedures that enable the secure and DSGVO-compliant handling and storage of data for the entire company. In addition, you can ensure through your data protection management system that you comply with the extended accountability and proof obligation of the GDPR in every case.

Data protection is a central prerequisite for the legally permissible and successful use of existing and new information technologies. The challenges are becoming increasingly complex in the course of digitalisation, cloud computing, big data, etc., and expert support is all the more important.


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