4 Key GDPR challenges faced by Indian companies

by July 19, 2018 0 comments

GDPR is the new work ethics for organizations. This data privacy legislation came into effect from May 25, 2018. EU implemented GDPR to regulate the rightful handling of personal data of customers by businesses.

European Union’s transformational decision is not only applicable to organizations in Europe; it affects all business across nations that are engrossed in data collection about the natives of Europe.

India too has organizations working across continents who require data for the effective functioning of their business. Though with the regulation of GDPR, companies have faced various challenges in order to comply with it.

Challenges of GDPR For Indian Companies

Some new and massive alterations have a tendency to pose challenges for a larger number of people. However, along with challenges there are measures to overtake the former.

Srinivas Vinnakota, VP of Product at Avaamo said, “GDPR requires strong data integrity measures and strict chain of control.”

He also shared the 4 key challenges of GDPR:

  • For Indian companies, one of the challenges is having almost forensic precision in documenting how personal data passes through their systems.
  • Most Indian organizations also struggle to isolate how personally identifiable information (PII) is different from pseudonymized tracking.
  • The ecosystem of subcontractors may be leveraged to process data. In such a situation, the organizations are responsible for having end-to-end data processing agreements with their entire chain of data processors.
  • In a complex set-up like this, if a consumer asks for details, which have been tapped about him/ her and wants to remove that information, the companies have to give “kill switches” for tracking of personal information to those consumers.

Further, to meet the challenges of General Data Protection Regulation, according to Makarand Joshi, Area Vice President and Country Head, India Subcontinent, Citrix, there can be systematic check for products and internal systems. Along with updating the contracts with third-party vendors in order to meet the needs of GDPR. As with any SaaS offering, especially with cloud, accountability is a key factor. “We, therefore, continue to be invested in privacy and security assurance and validation,” said Joshi.

Thus, to instigate a strong apprehension of what exactly GDPR demands is to completely evaluate your data. Comprehend its location and structure together with its flow and what it comprises of.

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