What is GDPR?

After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines. 

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

To whom does the GDPR apply?

Arguably the biggest change to the regulatory landscape of data privacy comes with the extended jurisdiction of the GDPR, as it applies to all companies processing the personal data of data subjects residing in the Union, regardless of the company’s location.

GDPR makes its applicability very clear – it will apply to the processing of personal data by controllers and processors in the EU, regardless of whether the processing takes place in the EU or not.

Under certain criteria GDPR will also apply to the processing of personal data of data subjects in the EU by a controller or processor not established in the EU.

Compliance Obligations

  • Accountability
  • Consent
  • Purpose Limitation
  • Data Encryption
  • Right to be Forgotten
  • Right to data portability
  • Notification in case of Data Breach
  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)

DPO – Outsource Service

In case your company is required (or you choose) to appoint a DPO, we are here to help you.

  • We can allocate a member of our team as outsourced DPO, with presence in your premises on a regular basis.
  •  If you have allocated an internal DPO, we offer legal or IT consulting services.

How Can We Help You?

We can help you with every phase of GDPR preparedness.

  • Gap Analysis
  • Formulating your compliance plan
  • Design your overall privacy compliance program
  • Outsourcing DPO

Getting ready for GDPR is different for every company. Seven Cells has extensive experience helping companies across industries.


© 2017 Seven Cells. All rights reserved.