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Vigilant Software has launched GDPR Manager: an entirely cloud-based platform to help organizations streamline GDPR compliance activities and reduce associated costs. The platform has been designed to improve the repeatability, robustness and reliability of these activities, and to generate dependable audit trails.

GDPR Manager allows multiple users within the same organization to log on from any location and manage subject access requests (SARs), breach reports, gap analysis questionnaires and third party controls.

GDPR Manager comprises four modules, each of which supports a different core aspect of GDPR compliance:

Breach reporting: this module allows users to log any personal data breaches that occur so that they can then be reported to the supervisory authority within 72 hours as per the requirements of the GDPR. It also provides a clear record of the incident to help inform stakeholders of its impact.

SAR logging: this module can be used to log any SARs (sometimes referred to as data subject access requests, or DSARs) received and keep a record of how those requests have been followed up. The right of access is enshrined within the GDPR, and organizations must respond to an SAR within fixed deadlines.

Gap analysis: this module can be used to assess the organization’s level of compliance with BS 10012:2017, the British standard for implementing a PIMS (personal information management system), which is closely aligned with the requirements of the GDPR. The Standard lays out a best-practice approach for protecting personal data, so the module helps organizations to identify where it needs to take action.

Third party management: this module can be used to log any third parties that the organization uses for processing personal data. By recording information about those third parties’ data protection practices, the customer can undertake thorough due diligence to ensure that it only engages secure and robust suppliers.

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