How Does Identity Management and Access Governance Support EUGDPR Compliance?
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (commonly known as EU GDPR) kicks into force on 25 May 2018, changing the way organizations across not just Europe, but the world, handle privacy data. The EU is introducing hefty fines to make sure organizations take note of the new regulations and comply. But how will identity management and access governance help solve EU GDPR compliance?
August 2017: Identity management and access governance is one of the cornerstones of the new regulation, meaning that once implemented, you are one step closer to regulation compliance.
Stronger data management practices
The new regulation will lead to a greater degree of protection harmonization across EU nations, with the aim of making organizations more competitive by nurturing a culture of information security and having companies manage risk effectively. Breach notification, trans-border data transfers, data subject consent and appointing a data protection officer are some of the key points in the regulation, but aother is this concept of an improved nurturing of data management practices, including privacy governance. This is where identity management and access governance comes into the picture.
A strong and automated identity management and access governance is a key part of becoming EU GDPR compliant, because this enables organizations to show who has access to what privacy data, when, why they have this access and what they did with the access. With a viable identity management and access governance solution in place, companies can control and govern their identities and access to privacy data and thereby provide a greater protection of the sensitive data but also at any point in time prove their compliance through the solutions’ auditing tools.