General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) plays an important role when we talk about the transmission of information in the present era.
The technology has taken over us and how!! An era which is controlled and run by information which is physical and digital both in nature and form, it is only essential to conserve and protect it from harmful invaders. These invaders can easily play with our personal information and trick us into committing a mistake that can cost us fortune.
The information is not just confined within the spheres of individuals exchanging with each other but also institutions, who often interchange data, which can serve their individual purposes. However, challenge lies in securing the information and the challenge is huge.
All over the globe, there is immense pressure to withhold the integrity of the information which is at play. The loss of any such information can cause a great deal of harm to the individual or the institution and can make them suffer financially or even prove to be fatal to their reputation.
GDPR Information Security Policy
GDPR’S Information Security Policy plays a major role in showing your compliance. The GDPR policy should encompass the purpose of the policy, definition, scope and principles.
GDPR works on the principle of applying apt technical and organizational measures on to the data. It divulges into the details about what you have to do in order to make your data secure and about assessing your information risk.
Article 5(1) (f) of the GDPR concerns the ‘integrity and confidentiality’ of personal data. It says that personal data shall be:
‘Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organizational measures’
Poor information security leaves your systems and services at risk and may cause real harm and distress to individuals – lives may even be endangered in some extreme cases.
While the measures of security and its kinds are not really defined in the GDPR, it does define and stress on the appropriateness of security while processing the information and assess the risks.