THE EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on the 25th of May 2018. As this is considered the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years, Akkade is here to make sure your organization is ready.

Many of the GDPR’s main concepts and principles are much the same as those in the current Data Protection Act (DPA), so if you are complying properly with the current law then most of your approach to compliance will remain valid under the GDPR and can be the starting point to build from. However, there are new elements and significant enhancements, so you will have to do some things for the first time and some things differently.

It is essential to start planning your approach to GDPR compliance as early as you can and to gain ‘buy in’ from key people in your organisation. You may need, for example, to put new procedures in place to deal with the GDPR’s new transparency and individuals’ rights provisions. In a large or complex business this could have significant budgetary, IT, personnel, governance and communications implications.

Note that some parts of the GDPR will have more of an impact on some organizations than on others (for example the provisions relating to profiling or children’s data), so it would be useful to map out which parts of the GDPR will have the greatest impact on your business model and give those areas due prominence in your planning process.

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WHAT WE DO · Akkade helps organizations understand, integrate and comply with Belgian and international legislation on personal data.

Akkade is dedicated to help organizations with the ever increasing compliance burden.  We believe new legislation is an opportunity rather than a burden. It is an opportunity to use data as a true business asset, while still maintaining privacy and security.

We reduce the risk of non-compliance and get the best from your data. We treat data as the asset that it is. We strive to ensure its protection but also its availability and aim to create an environment in which it is always processed legally.

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To create awareness and assist organizations in understanding and acquiring knowledge in personal data legislation, Akkade provides training, e-learning, key notes and workshops.

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With a solid background in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI), Akkade is able to (re)design compliance processes and integrate them seamlessly with your existing systems.

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To comply with all legal obligations, our certified privacy experts explore the implications both from a compliance perspective, and as a business enabler and opportunity.

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