Prepare for EU GDPR

Prepare for EU GDPR

Leverage Best-Practice IAM Initiatives for your GDPR Compliance Approach. Identity management and access governance is core to protect sensitive data and efficiently maintain and document your compliance with EU GDPR.



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EU General Data Protection Regulation

IT security and compliance teams are facing significant demands with the application EU General Data Protection Regulation. Omada's identity management and access governance solution readies your enterprise to comply with the rigorous IT security requirements.

Minimize the Risk of Heavy Fines and Reputational Damage

The new regulation introduces both hefty fines for non-compliance, mandatory data breach notification requirements, and extended liability for data controllers - which means that companies that collects, manages, and stores personal data must ensure that adequate security controls, policies, and technologies are in place to ensure continuous compliance.  

Some of the top provisions in the regulation are:

  • Increased documentation requirements
  • Breach notification required to authorities within 72 hours of discovery, and to impacted users
  • Privacy Impact Assessment requirements
  • Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default requirements
  • The appointment of a Data Protection Officer
  • Increased fines

Implement a proactive GDPR approach

Identity and access management (IAM) is an efficient tool to achieve compliance with the data security and access management aspects of the GDPR. Implementing processes for controlling, managing, and auditing access to data is an important prerequisite to reduce risk to your everyday business. Omada’s identity management and access governance solution provides core IAM capabilities built in as best-practice standards for access management and control, audit reporting, and efficient detection of security violations. Core processes of Omada Identity Suite include identity lifecycle management, managing user access to privacy data, processes for correct onboarding and off-boarding of new employees and contractors when they join and leave the organization, and access governance for monitoring and reviewing of user access rights to privacy data - enabling your organization to maintain continuous compliance.

Examples of IAM processes to support your EU GDPR compliance:

  • Identify/ classify in-scope GDPR data processes and repositories, and assign data- /system-/process- owners
  • Establish identity lifecycle management processes - including processes for managing user access to privacy data when onboarding and off-boarding new employees and contractors
  • Establish access management processes – documented access request, access approval and access fulfillment processes
  • Establish periodic review of user access rights to privacy data in order to ensure access is validated continuously
  • Ensure continuous business alignment of access to personal data through efficient role and policy management
  • Establish workflows on taking new systems or data stores in to use to ensure timely GDPR classification of the systems
  • Monitor user behavior and activity on processes, systems, and files containing GDPR data
  • Enable automatic blocking of compromised accounts
  • Provide detailed reports and analysis of identities and their effective access models, with highlights of potential risks within the organization - for audits and stakeholder reporting
  • Implement processes that initiate automatic actions for notification flows and forensic analysis for fast off-boarding and blocking of compromised accounts based on identity and access data reports


Organizations need to get an efficient and future-proof access governance solution in place in time for May 25 2018 and beyond., as solid access governance is a vital prerequisite for GDPR access compliance. Omada's approach will get you up and running in just a few months, supporting a fast track to get in control of data and demonstrate compliance with easy-to-use, easy-to-manage dashboards.

Download Omada's GDPR Access Governance product sheet to learn how you can achieve GDPR Access Compliance in a few months.

8 Steps to GDPR Compliance

8 Steps to GDPR Compliance

With the application of the EU General Data Privacy Regulation approaching, we experience a great demand for clear instructions about how companies can meet the stringent compliance requirements of the GDPR. Many companies have realized that they must start now to prepare to meet the increased data protection requirements, and not least implement the technological foundation to support effective monitoring and continuous evaluation of data security.

Download Omada’s E-Book on EU GDPR

Enforcing the required security policies and getting the big picture of all personal data stored and processed throughout the organization is not a straightforward task. Omada has produced a guide that will take you through the necessary steps to become GDPR compliant in time. The guide describes our approach to get prepared for 2018 and minimize your risk.


EU GDPR Articles

Read more about Omada's vision and approach to EU GDPR

Eight General Misunderstandings about the EU GDPR

In our dialogue with various organizations, we experience a great deal of misunderstandings in terms of what actions to take and how to initiate them. Therefore, we have gathered the most common misunderstandings about the new regulation here:

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Is your Data Covered by the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

The core of the EU GDPR is the concept of “personally identifiable data.” This should be interpreted very broadly as “data, which can identify a specific person.”

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Eight Steps to Ensure that Your Data Protection Measures are in Place

Organizations that have not done so already, have to start thinking in very pragmatic terms about what impact the GDPR will have on employees, processes, and technologies, and which measures to take to diminish business risk and get compliant in time.

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Blog: New EU Regulations put your Business at Risk

The  EU GDPR creates an asymmetric risk, in which the risk that the supplier is asked to cover, most often far exceeds the value of the commercial agreement.

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