9 Resources to Prepare for GDPR

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is effective May 25th, which is 2 weeks away. In a recent blog posts, we shared an infographic to provide an overview of GDPR and help you understand the basics of these new requirements.

We’ve put together a list of various resources on GDPR from across the IT and commerce internet sphere, and our trusted identity management solution (IMS) and master data management (MDM) solutions partners, Gigya and Stibo Systems. MDM and identity data management are essential parts of a well rounded approach to GDPR – but there is more to the requirements than these pieces. For a well rounded, high-level picture of what GDPR entails, read this entire list.


1. Seven steps for businesses to get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation

This is a guide for businesses whose core function is not data management itself, but who do handle client data as part of their business. Commerce businesses are in this category. If you are selling products or services online, under GDPR the way you handle data will become more strict, and this guide will explain exactly how your processes will need to be managed.

2. Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 steps to take now

This guide by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is a great overview of the GDPR requirements. It is a simple yet authoritative document that can answer most of the high level questions surrounded the main concepts and principles of GDPR.

3. GDPR Readiness Toolkit for Customer Identity & Access Management

This toolkit by our IMS partner Gigya will help you to determine if your business is prepared for GDPR and identify the gaps you need to fill before doing business in the EU (or continuing EU business after May 25th 2018).

4. How to Prepare for GDPR: A 5 Step Guide

Now for the heavy hitter. You know you will be affected by GDPR, and you know you need to take action. What should you do? This guide by our MDM solution partner Stibo Systems will help you make a plan.

5. Getting to GDPR Compliance: Risk Evaluation and Strategies for Mitigation

This survey conducted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) asked 500 companies to rate their risks of not meeting GDPR requirements. It can help you benchmark against other companies because it lists the most important factors the majority of companies have looked at in preparing for GDPR.

6. The Ultimate GDPR Guide for Marketers and Businesses

This guide, with a slightly tongue in cheek name, does delve deep into many topics involving GDPR for business and marketing. It includes a handy table of contents to help navigate to the most relevant sections for your business, and answers a varied selection of questions you may be wondering about in regards to GDPR.

7. How GDPR Will Change The Way You Develop

We didn’t forget the developers. For those tasked with building eCommerce platforms, or supporting their development, this article explains how the GDPR will affect how you work, and what you need to prepare for in your role.

8. The InfoQ eMag: Perspectives on GDPR

Another piece for technical roles, this free downloadable eMag explains factors of GDPR that relate to data scientists, software engineers, and operators. It examines why it’s important to follow GDPR guidelines, for risk avoidance reasons around customer satisfaction, reputation, and fines.

9. GDPR Checklist for Third Party Agreements

While this list is not complete, it is a good starting point for checking what requirements are necessary for meeting GDPR requirements while reviewing your third party vendor agreements.


We hope this list proves useful if you’re looking for more information around GDPR. If you’re considering implementing a master data management (MDM) or identity management solution (IMS) as a step to meet GDPR requirements, we would love to help.

Get an expert opinion on your GDPR compliance plan, contact one of our advisers here.

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Aisling McCaffrey

Demand Marketing Specialist at Thinkwrap
Aisling is our Demand Marketing Specialist at Thinkwrap, and loves working with both technology and humans. She studied International Business (concentrating in Marketing) and has spent several years living and working in China, mostly in Shanghai, where she became passionate about global innovation and how the use of social media changes in different cultures. Aisling likes to keep up on internet trends - from business to memes - and is always looking for new ways to learn or entertain herself.

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