Is your company ready for EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? After two years of prep time, the deadline for compliance is a week away—May 25. That means it’s crunch time.
Regulatory updates can be daunting. Though many of the GDPR standards for online data security and consent protocols are best practices that, ideally, we would all follow anyway, they do require rigorous organization and attention to detail. There is nothing quite like the threat of looming legal ramifications to put the pressure on.
With just a week left to get your house in order, for many, the pressure is likely mounting. The good news is, the internet houses an extensive collection of resources that can help you understand and finalize your preparations for GDPR.
Here are a few that might be especially helpful as you cross those t’s and dot those i’s:
1. Beginner’s Guide to GDPR
You’ve got a ticking clock, and you don’t have time to waste catching up your extended team on the why’s and what’s of GDPR. So, keep this handy AdProfs Beginner’s Guide to GDPR at the ready to pass around as needed.
2. The Dos and Don’ts of GDPR
Rule #1 of GDPR compliance: Don’t panic. Then follow this list.
Even if there isn’t time to complete some of these steps in this final week before full implementation is enforced (like hiring an auditing form), they may still be useful to keep your GDPR compliance and data protection practices at their best.
3. The GDPR Checklist
Think you’ve covered your bases? This checklist can help you make sure no stone is left unturned and provides additional resources to help you tackle any loose ends.
GDPR Means a Better Online Environment for All of Us
While getting everything up to new standards may be a source of great stress, GDPR policies will help you keep your consumers and their online data properly protected, which means you can feel really good about the work you’re putting into it.
Depending on your current practices, you may see your subscriber rates decline, but because GDPR helps ensure subscribers on your list really want your emails, engagement rates should increase. Even better, they’ll trust you more knowing your organization is handling their data securely.
With the help of these GDPR prep tools, you’re well on your way to a better following than ever.
Bonus Resource: When in doubt, go straight to the source. The GDPR website offers several additional informational documents.