What if your business was ordered to “Cease All Processing”?

This is the question businesses need to be asking themselves when it comes to GDPR compliance.  Under the GDPR it is mandatory to report a data breach to the Data Protection Authorities within 72 hours of becoming aware of it.  The DPAs then have a responsibility to investigate each breach.  If they find the business has failed to put reasonable measures in place to be able to demonstrate compliant processes and avoid some of the most common breaches, then they will have to issue an enforcement.

Whilst everyone has been talking about the significant fines that can be enforced under the GDPR, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has warned that “DPAs have the ability under the EU General Data Protection Regulation to order companies to cease all processing when necessary. This remedy, she stated, may be used more frequently than the infamous administrative fines of up to 4 percent of global turnover. And it may be just as devastating to organizations, if not more so.”  [See full article here.]

For many organisations, being ordered to “cease all processing” would mean shutting down their entire operations and could potentially put them out of business e.g. outsourced services, payroll, financial companies, marketing to name a few.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to make sure you are protected from the most common data breaches such as emailing data to the incorrect recipients and not having adequate security measures such as encryption applied to sensitive data.  For information on how Wizuda can help, click here www.wizuda.com/gdpr-encrypted-email/

the challenge - wizuda case studies

The board of a multinational medical device organisation required a secure, cloud-based solution which facilitated virtual board member collaboration on key documents in preparation for monthly board meetings.

The documentation was regularly of a highly commercially sensitive nature, largely relating to ongoing clinical trials, and as such demanded a secure and encrypted platform which could be implemented without the engagement of internal IT resources.

Key challenges that need to be  considered:

  • Geographically dispersed stakeholders
  • Highly commercially sensitive documentation
  • No internal IT involvement
  • Multiple stakeholders required to collaborate on
    single documents
the solution- wizuda case studies

Wizuda MFT gave them a centralised view of all their file transfer activities and a network overview of the data flows. IT now had instantly available reporting and could provide geographic maps and network overviews to senior management of all file transfer activities in the organisation. These could also be categorised in ways that made sense for the business from a priorities perspective. Wizuda’s unique ‘Health Check’ dashboard with automated monitoring and alerts, allowed them to manage all transfer operations proactively and ensured they were always on top of any issues.

From a GDPR compliance perspective, transfers could be linked to Data Protection Impact Assessments were required and data could be anonymised as part of the transfer process. Wizuda MFT enabled them to apply the latest security protocols for file transfers and encrypt data at rest and in transit. Passing cyber-security and GDPR compliance audits became a lot easier.

About Wizuda

Developing IT Solutions to Make Businesses Better

At Wizuda we focus on developing IT solutions which help businesses grow and empower people to collaborate and stay connected securely and compliantly. Specialists in secure data transfer since 2001, all development and support operations are carried out from our two Irish 

offices located in Dublin (Wizuda Headquarters) and Limerick. We pride ourselves in developing software solutions that allow organisations to take back control of their file transfer and data sharing operations, enabling them to operate efficiently, securely and compliantly

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