The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect since May 25, 2018. For companies with limited resources, catching up with the latest requirements for data collection can seem like a hardship. That’s where our SafeD data protection software can help.
Our specially designed software detects possible gaps in companies’ data processing security by first assessing the current status of their data protection processes with an information-gathering questionnaire. SafeD detects, for example:
- Whether permission for personal data processing has been granted,
- To what extent a right of withdrawal is guaranteed, if so,
- Which department or individual is tasked with ensuring secure data processing. If there is no internal IT department or IT specialist, an external service provider must be engaged to oversee data processing security.
SafeD GDPR software is simple and effective
First of all, our SafeD software identifies areas that are not yet compliant with data protection regulations. The next step is to address those gaps, starting with an action plan that prioritizes areas of concern.
If a quality management system is already in place, data protection activities can be linked to it. In the absence of a robust quality management program, it is advisable to assign someone in the company or an external service provider to take on these duties. Whenever there is a change within the organization, data protection has to be taken into account. Since the responsibility for implementing GDPR guidelines lies with the managing director, that individual should be involved in the process.
Establishing oversight of data security is essential to avoid penalties. Violations of the GDPR can result in fines up to 20 million euros, depending on the type of infringement. Needless to say, such onerous penalties can be crippling, especially for small and medium-sized entities (SMEs).
This is where DEKRA's SafeD GDPR software comes in to keep organizations penalty-free. The company’s data protection officer needs simply answer the SafeD questionnaire to identify potential data protection compliancy gaps.
If SafeD software seems like a good fit for your company, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We are more than happy to advise and guide you on your way to data protection compliancy.
SafeD data protection for SMEs
DEKRA SafeD was created to meet the needs of small and medium-sized companies. With its intuitive design and clear structure, SafeD is especially suited for use by external data protection officers who manage several clients simultaneously.
With DEKRA SafeD, data protection is easy and GDPR compliance is attainable, even for small organizational units. This is what you can expect from DEKRA’s SafeD:
- A document management system
- An e-learning tool to train staff, including learning assessments and certificates of participation
- Data protection system (processing overview, order processing contracts, follow-up plans of action, audit tool, Technical and Organizational Measures (TOMs), risk assessment/impact assessment)
DEKRA SafeD - Data protection for SMEs with external and voluntary data protection officers
DEKRA SafeD is particularly designed for small and medium-sized companies and requirements arising from the EU’s GDPR.
With its comprehensive structure and user-friendly design, DEKRA SafeD identifies gaps and allows organizations to document their commitment to data protection. Please remember, responsibility for data security always lies with company CEOs or managing directors.