How to Start to Comply with PDPL?

How to Start to Comply with PDPL?


The Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL)

The PDPL introduced a number of requirements for businesses operating in the many GCC and Middle East countries, including UAE, KSA, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Egypt.

GEODI Data Protection Solutions now supports PDPL by considering all minor differences by country. There are differences in ID, tax number, and some other issues. GEODI Discovery discovers, masks, and anonymizes all.

The high-speed, high-accuracy discovery and classification engine of GEODI allows you to work on heterogeneous data. That is, your data may contain PDPL, USA, and European IDs at the same time.

Compliance reports are generated for different data sources, such as File servers, SharePoint, databases, e-mails, and PCs.

The bulletin is about details and how GEODI handles the PDPL compliance needs.

How to Start to Comply with PDPL?

The first crucial step in complying with PDPL (Personal Data Protection Law) regulations is data discovery. Here’s why data discovery is essential and how it fits into the broader compliance process:

Importance of Data Discovery

  1. Identification of Personal Data:
    • To comply with PDPL, an organization must first know what personal data it holds, where it is stored, and how it is processed. Data discovery helps in identifying and cataloging all instances of personal data across various systems and storage locations.
  2. Understanding Data Flow:
    • Data discovery allows organizations to understand the flow of personal data within and outside the organization. This includes how data is collected, processed, transferred, and stored, which is essential for mapping data processes and ensuring compliance.
  3. Risk Assessment:
    • By discovering where sensitive and personal data resides, organizations can assess the risks associated with data breaches, unauthorized access, and data loss. This is a critical step in implementing appropriate security measures.

GEODI offers every Steps for Complying with PDPL

  1. Semantic Data Discovery:
    • Utilize GEODI to scan and identify personal data across all data repositories, including structured databases, unstructured files, emails, and cloud storage.
    • Create an inventory of all personal data, documenting the type of data, its location, and how it is processed.
    • GEODI has all the ready to use recognizers for local regulations, you may start without any manual work.
  2. Data Classification:
    • Once data is discovered, classify it based on sensitivity and regulatory requirements. This helps in applying appropriate security measures and handling protocols.
    • Establish classification policies that align with PDPL requirements, ensuring data is categorized accurately.
    • GEODI has ready to use classification rules and templates for PDPL.
  3. Data Security and Masking:
    • With GEODI data masking and anonymization functions you may protect sensitive personal data, reducing the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches.
    • Ensure that only authorized personnel have access to sensitive data, and use data masking to obfuscate data when shared or processed in less secure environments.
  4. Data Remediation:
    • Take corrective actions to secure personal data, such as encrypting, deleting, or anonymizing unnecessary or outdated data based on Semantic Discovery results of GEODI.
    • Implement policies for regular data cleanup and maintenance to ensure ongoing compliance.
  5. Compliance Monitoring and Reporting:
    • Establish continuous monitoring systems to track data access, modifications, and transfers. This helps in detecting and responding to potential security incidents. GEODI incremental scanning will send you alarms ones it detects a non-compliant file or data that newly generated or modified.
    • Generate compliance reports and maintain audit logs to demonstrate adherence to PDPL regulations during inspections or audits.
  6. Subject Access Request:
    • Develop procedures to handle data subject requests, such as access, correction, deletion, and data portability requests, as mandated by PDPL.
    • Ensure that data subjects can easily exercise their rights, and respond to their requests within the stipulated timelines. GEODI Enterprise Search will give you these results in seconds out of millions of documents.

Start today and Comply with PDPL

Starting with data discovery is essential for PDPL compliance as it lays the foundation for understanding and managing personal data effectively. By identifying where personal data resides and how it is processed, organizations can implement appropriate measures to protect data, ensure compliance, and mitigate risks associated with data breaches and non-compliance penalties. Save time and start today with ready to use templates and modules in a single platform, GEODI offers a cycle of compliance with Search, Discovery, Masking and Classification.

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