List of free GDPR resources and templates

Since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect in May 2018, organisations have been required to keep a close eye on the way they process and protect EU residents’ personal data.

The Regulation is filled with so many complex requirements that it can be hard to keep track of everything you’re supposed to do.

To help make things a little easier, we’ve collated some of our free resources to help you get to grips with the GDPR. Our list contains a variety of guides, including webinars, infographics and books.

Appointing an EU Representative – What UK organisations need to know

As a result of Brexit, UK-based organisations that process EU residents’ personal data must appoint a representative based in the Union.

This free green paper explains how you must prepare. It covers:

  • The legislative background;
  • Who needs a representative;
  • How to designate a representative;
  • The duties of the representative; and
  • How to make the most of the transition period.

GDPR webinar series

We hosted dozens of GDPR webinars in the run-up to the compliance deadline, covering a range of issues, such as accountability, data breach response and your documentation requirements.

As the challenges that organisations evolve and guidance changes, we continue to host up-to-date presentations, featuring experts such as IT Governance Founder and Executive Chairman Alan Calder.

Find out more

GDPR Fines Quarterly Report

It took some time for the first GDPR fines to be levied, but they are now starting to flow steadily.

To help you understand the dangers of regulatory violations, we produce quarterly reports summarising the latest fines.

It breaks down the number of GDPR fines issues per country by month and the value of fines.

It also looks at the most common types of violation and information about the organisations that have been fined.

EU General Data Protection Regulation – A compliance guide

Are you looking for a more comprehensive explanation of your GDPR compliance requirements?

This guide clarifies the key elements of the Regulation – including its terminology and your data protection obligations – and discusses the measures you can implement to achieve compliance.

Find out more

A Concise Guide to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs)

The GDPR enshrines data subjects with far greater rights than previous data protection law, and organisations must therefore be prepared.

Our Concise Guide to Data Subject Access Requests explains the eight data subject rights and how they affect organisations.

It also explains what processes they must put in place to comply with requests fully and within the specified timeframe.

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A Concise Guide to Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)

The GDPR introduced a requirement stating that organisations must conduct DPIAs (data protection impact assessments) under certain circumstances.

This guide explains when assessments are mandatory, what they entail and how organisations should conduct them. It includes a basic guide on DPIAs that you can tailor to the specifics of your organisation.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Data Protection Officer (DPO)

The GDPR stipulates that, under certain circumstances, organisations are legally required to appoint a DPO to oversee data protection issues – and even those that aren’t may benefit from having someone in a similar role.

You can find out whether you are required to appoint a DPO and the advantages of doing so by reading this free guide.

Data Flow Mapping Under the GDPR

As part of their GDPR compliance practices, organisations must conduct data flow maps to understand the types of personal data they process and how it is collected, accessed, shared and stored.

Our free guide to data flow maps explains why you must conduct data flow maps and helps you get to grips with the process.

A version of this blog was originally published on 20 January 2017.

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