DQM launches free GDPR self-assessment scheme

'No sign of data scientists in Swindon'Data governance experts DQM GRC has launched a GDPR Self-Assessment Tool, designed to give organisations insight into their compliance levels compared to the incoming regulation, and practical advice on how to overcome their biggest challenges.
The tool is a 12 question self-assessment, where organisations are led through a short series of multiple-choice questions which evaluate the firm’s current data compliance levels and compare it to the obligations in the new regulation.
A free, downloadable report is then generated, giving the organisation an overall GDPR readiness score out of 100. It breaks down each individual response to highlight the organisation’s personal strengths and weaknesses, and gives practical advice on the next steps the organisation should take to ensure compliance. The tool also pragmatically explains what the GDPR specifically states about each element of the assessment.
Organisations can undertake the assessment as often as they need – so as their compliance with the new regulation improves, so will their overall assessment score. It is claimed the tool will help firms save on investing in areas that might not actually require improvement, and focus their attention on the sections which critically do.
DQM GRC development director Peter Galdies said; “With less than a year to go before the risk of losing 4% of global turnover becomes a reality, it’s time for organisations of all shapes and sizes to start a journey towards compliance. We believe this quick and easy to use tool will help firms swiftly gain a broad understanding of their levels of GDPR compliance, and identify critical areas where attention may be required. With this road map in place, rapid action can be executed to get firms onto a compliance level that is accepted by the ICO.”
You can find out more information and start your own personalised GDPR self-assessment on the DQM GRC website>

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