• DMSL provides resellers with GDPR readiness test

        • DMSL has launched a three-minute self-assessment, consisting of a series of 12 multiple-choice questions, to give resellers and their customers an easy way to assess their readiness to comply with GDPR.

          The test, accessed through a newly set up a web page, provides an indication of the level of risk to which the organisation might be exposed. An email is also sent, detailing the result and advising the organisation, based on the answers given, whether it needs to take further action or not.
           
          John Carter, Managing Director of DMSL said, “most resellers are probably fed up receiving GDPR emails, so we have designed this test to be different. It’s a simple three-minute test on what you know and what you don’t. If resellers do need help getting compliant, we can point them in the right direction. Then, if they choose to, they can sell their services to their own customers and help them be compliant too.”
           
          DMSL has already made checklists and policy guidelines for GDPR available to partners, so that they can conduct more detailed assessment. It is also encouraging resellers to get in contact with Metanoia Partners, who can provide detailed needs assessments and action plans for GDPR.
           
          DMSL has itself used Metanoia to ensure it is ready for GDPR. In the process it has also achieved the government’s Cyber Essentials certification, which verifies that a business is able to protect itself and its data against common cyber threats.
            
          GDPR will come into force on 25th May 2018. In part a response to the rise of data breaches and cyber-attacks, it is designed to protect an individual’s personal data and make organisations accountable for the way they handle information.
           
          Organisations will need to record how and when an individual gave consent for their details to be used and respond quickly to Subject Access Requests (SARs) from individuals demanding to know what data the organisation holds on them. Any data breach will need to be reported within 72 hours and businesses could face heavy fines of up to €20m or four percent of their turnover for breaches.
           
          DMSL’s three-minute readiness test can be found at https://www.dmsluk.co.uk/services/gdpr-need-know/#Take-the-test.

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