Flowz is a SaaS (Software as a Service) business, which provides a solution to record the information flowing around an organisation. The software provides a risk score against the information and flows within the organisation, assisting in the compliance of the new GDPR law as follows:
- Records of Processing (Article 30)
- Linkages to Data Security (Article 32)
- Records of expected retention time for data (Article 30)
- Assistance with ISO27001 & ISO27005 compliance
- Support for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) in providing assurance (Article 39)
- Assistance with assurance for Boards that information risks are appropriately managed
- A reduction in the ongoing cost of managing information flows and assets through a simple, browser-based interface
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What is GDPR?
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an attempt to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.
The drivers behind the GDPR are twofold. Firstly, the EU wants to give people more control over how their personal data is used. The current legislation was enacted before the internet and cloud technology created new ways of exploiting data, and the GDPR seeks to address that. By strengthening data protection legislation and introducing tougher enforcement measures, the EU hopes to improve trust in the emerging digital economy.
When will the GDPR apply?
The GDPR will apply in all EU member states from 25th May 2018. Because GDPR is a regulation, not a directive, the UK does not need to draw up new legislation – instead, it will apply automatically. While it came into force on 24 May 2016, after all parts of the EU agreed to the final text, businesses and organisations have until 25 May 2018 until the law actually applies to them.