Software AG has announced its GDPR Framework to help organizations address the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which takes effect on May 25, 2018. The European Union (EU) GDPR regulation mandates that all companies and institutions are legally bound to rules aimed at protecting personal data and for upholding the data privacy rights of individuals residing in the EU.
The introduction of Software AG’s GDPR framework is aimed at helping organizations fulfill the obligations imposed on them as processors of personal data by providing a means to create a detailed record of processing activities, providing transparency into data, processes and applications in the context of GDPR. The framework helps firms establish a governance, risk and compliance (GRC) framework to internally communicate guidelines and procedures for GDPR compliance, as well as monitor adherence to these, and to continue on a program of digital business and IT transformation while complying with GDPR.
GDPR impacts all organizations processing data from EU residents and mandates stronger rights for data subjects, more stringent obligations for data processors, significantly higher fines for infringement, and certifications as proof of compliance. The regulation replaces and unifies previous personal data protection laws in the EU member states, providing a standardized regulatory environment that is more favorable for international business.
The immense data stores, networked systems, business ecosystems and technologies that enable companies to serve their markets and customers, hold a vast amount of information that needs to be reined in. Few companies have the required oversight across their distributed data and processing activities and the insight into precisely what kind of data they house to be able to comply with GDPR rules.
Michiel Jorna, global industry director for Digital Risk at Software AG, says: “GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) affects all businesses worldwide that are active in the EU market. As a global provider of products and services for digital business transformation--and the GDPR is certainly a reaction to increasing digitalization--Software AG can help ensure that companies in any geographical location can effectively and efficiently comply with GDPR. With a product portfolio addressing business process analysis, enterprise architecture management, IT planning and GRC (governance, risk management and compliance), we are in a strong position to support companies in building an effective, sustainable GDPR practice while continuing with their digital business initiatives.”
For more information about Software AG’s framework solution for GDPR, go to http://gdpr.softwareag.com.