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Data protection and GDPR compliance for Italian and Swiss companies

 

 In an increasingly digitalized world, data protection has become a critical issue for businesses of all sizes. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force since May 25, 2018, has imposed new stringent rules for the processing of personal data of European citizens.
 
For Italian and Swiss companies, which operate in a global market, it is important to be in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. Consuleria is a consulting firm that offers consulting and support services for GDPR compliance to Italian and Swiss companies.
 
Services offered:
 
Consuleria offers a comprehensive range of consulting and support services for GDPR compliance, including:
 
    Business context analysis: A thorough analysis of the business context to identify risks and opportunities in data protection. This analysis includes an assessment of the company’s data processing activities, the risks associated with those activities, and the opportunities for improvement.
    Data protection strategy development: The development of a customized data protection strategy for the company. This strategy will outline the company’s approach to data protection, including its policies, procedures, and technical controls.
    Data protection implementation: Support for the implementation of the data protection strategy. This support includes training for employees, the development of documentation, and the implementation of technical controls.
    Data protection training: Training for employees on data protection regulations and procedures. This training will help employees understand their responsibilities and how to protect personal data.
 
Practical and technical approach:
 
Consuleria is distinguished by its practical and technical approach to data protection. The Consuleria team is composed of professionals with experience in legal, technical, and IT fields. This approach guarantees comprehensive and competent support to companies, which can focus on their core business.
 
Important differences between GDPR and Swiss data protection law:
 
The Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) is based on the same principles as the GDPR, but there are some important differences between the two laws.
 
The GDPR applies to all organizations that process the personal data of individuals located in the European Union. The DPA applies to all organizations that process the personal data of individuals located in Switzerland.
 
    Data protection officers: The GDPR requires organizations with more than 250 employees to designate a data protection officer (DPO). The DPA does not require organizations to designate a DPO, but it does encourage them to do so.
 
    Data subject rights: The GDPR gives individuals a number of rights with respect to their personal data, including the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict, and port their data. The DPA gives individuals similar rights, but there are some differences in the way these rights are implemented.
 
    Data transfers: The GDPR requires organizations to comply with certain requirements when transferring personal data outside of the European Union. The DPA does not have any specific requirements for data transfers, but it does require organizations to take steps to ensure that the personal data is protected in the country to which it is transferred.
 
    Sanctions: The GDPR allows for fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater, for non-compliance. The DPA allows for fines of up to CHF 10 million for non-compliance.
 
The GDPR and the DPA are both comprehensive laws that aim to protect the privacy of individuals. However, there are some important differences between the two laws that organizations need to be aware of.
 
For more information on the services offered by Consuleria, visit the company’s website or contact a consultant.
 
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–  GDPR  –

What is it?
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. The regulation was adopted on 27 April 2016, and will be enforceable by law from May 25th 2018.
The GDPR specifies the roles, processes and technologies organizations must have in place to ensure the personal data of EU residents is secure, accessible, is used appropriately and with consent. Its articles and principles set out a number of obligations you may need to address, including:

  • Data protection by design: Protect personal data against misuse at every stage of its lifecycle
  • Data minimization: Collect and keep as little personal data as possible
  • Right to be forgotten: Delete all of an individual’s personal data on request
  • Data transfer and portability: Move an individual’s personal data to another provider on request
  • Managing consent: Define specific uses cases when obtaining consent, retain proof of consent and delete data once the use case has ended
  • Seventy-two (72) hour breach notification: Determine the extent of a breach and notify the affected users
  • Integrity and availability: Restore access to personal data quickly following an outage or failure
  • Accountability: Log and provide audit trails for all data consents, requests and remedial actions

If you can’t meet these requirements, you’ll face stiff financial penalties, jeopardize your reputation and lose customers.
The GDPR has far-reaching implications for organizations around the world, not just those in the European Union. Every organization that collects or processes the personal data of EU residents is subject to the GDPR and must comply, no matter where they’re located. This includes companies in post-Brexit United Kingdom, the United States, Arab Emirates, and elsewhere.
Hacktive Security can help your organization in achieving GDPR compliance, supporting you at each step of the implementation process.

– ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT –

Organizations nowadays face an increasingly complex set of risks. As a result, key internal and external stakeholders have increased their expectations for risk management, raising significant questions around risk and how it is addressed. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) provides a framework to understand and respond to business uncertainties and opportunities with relevant risk insight delivered through common, integrated risk identification, analysis and management disciplines. ERM enhances organizational resiliency by improving decision making, strengthening governance and supporting the development and diffusion of a risk intelligent culture. Relying on our experience in risk evaluation, assessment and management you can:

  • Identify and assess risk connected to the achievement of your business objectives
  • Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of current risk responses against strategic, operational, financial and compliance risks
  • Reduce cost and improve effectiveness of governance, risk and compliance activities
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your risk culture
  • Align risk strategy with performance
  • Support development of risk transfer strategies
  • Assess, design, or implement enterprise risk management capabilities.