The new Regulation was created to improve the protection of personal data and privacy of EU residents, while simplifying administrative procedures for international companies. Compliance with the GDPR and compliance with the various legal frameworks must be a priority for any company that uses or collects personal information from/about EU residents.
To comply with the GDPR, a company must map all data processing operations under its responsibility. Regardless of the technology used, all personal data stored and used by the organization must be searched and audited. Transparent access to all data sources allows for better assessment and management of risks to both confidentiality and data integrity. In addition, companies have obligations to trace the origin and use of all personal data of its customers.