Do Your SAP Systems Meet European GDPR Requirements?
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which protects EU citizens with regard to the processing and free movement of personal data, went into effect last year. Companies must show compliance by the May 25, 2018 enforcement deadline or face heavy fines. All businesses that process the personal data of European residents must comply, even if they do not have a business presence in an EU country. That leaves companies less than a year to prepare for and comply with the regulation.
But there’s no need to sweat the GDPR deadline. SNP’s suite of data migration and testing applications make bringing your SAP systems up to compliance easy.
Key Factors for Successful GDPR Compliance
Companies running SAP ERP will find it challenging to ensure compliance with the GDPR’s various requirements by May. They will have to start early if they want to prepare their SAP systems by the stated deadline. First, enterprises need to identify all internal processes that involve personal data. These processes are the starting points for developing GDPR compliance programs. Updates to these processes key success factor for compliance with the new provisions. SAP systems touch a variety of personal data that is collected for, or generated during, data processing. This data should be reviewed carefully and assessed for opportunities to minimize its use or even, where possible, eliminate it altogether. Another extremely important factor is data quality. The better the data quality and the more closely the data matches defined data profiles, the easier it will be to define updates inside the SAP systems to comply with the GDPR.
Time is running out
Start now with the preparatory activities needed to implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The more detailed the implementation of the core elements of the Regulation is, the fewer the problems that will arise when it comes to actual implementation - and the lower the risk of high penalties for non-compliance.
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