if your organisation is determining the purpose of the storage or processing of personal information, it is considered a controller. If your organisation stores or processes personal data on behalf of another organisation, it is considered a processor. It is possible for your organisation to have both roles. Use the filter below to view only the relevant checklist items for your organisation.
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Your company has a list of all types of personal information it holds, the source of that information, who you share it with, what you do with it and how long you will keep it
Your company has a list of places where it keeps personal information and the ways data flows between them
Your company has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Create awareness among decision makers about GDPR guidelines
Make sure your technical security is up to date.
Train staff to be aware of data protection
If your business operates outside the EU, you have appointed a representative within the EU.
You report data breaches involving personal data to the local authority and to the people (data subjects) involved
There is a contract in place with any data processors that you share data with
Your customers can easily request access to their personal information
Your customers can easily update their own personal information to keep it accurate
You automatically delete data that your business no longer has any use for
Your customers can easily request deletion of their personal data
Your customers can easily request that you stop processing their data
Your customers can easily request that their data be delivered to themselves or a 3rd party
Your customers can easily object to profiling or automated decision making that could impact them
Ask consent when you start processing a person's information
It should be as easy for your customers to withdraw consent as it was to give it in the first place
If you process children's personal data, verify their age and ask consent from their legal guardian
You regularly review policies for changes, effectiveness, changes in handling of data and changes to the state of affairs of other countries your data flows to.
Your business understands when you must conduct a DPIA for high-risk processing of sensitive data.
You should only transfer data outside of the EU to countries that offer an appropriate level of protection
The information above is not the same as legal advice, where an attorney applies the law to your specific circumstances, so we insist that you consult an attorney if you’d like advice on your interpretation of this information or its accuracy. In a nutshell, you may not rely on this as legal advice, nor as a recommendation of any particular legal understanding.