DATA PRIVACY PRINCIPLES

CONSUMER DATA RIGHTS, NOTIFIABLE DATA BREACHES & GLOBAL DATA LAWS

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5 STAR GDPA DATA PRIVACY COMPLIANCE

HOW TO ATTAIN YOUR 5 STAR RATING

To obtain your first star Register with GDPA and have all your staff watch the Privacy Induction Video.

View progress of the inductees via the GROUP INSIGHTS & STATISTICS tab located in the OPTIONS menu.

GDPA will run an email integrity test using the email you have signed up with and provide you with a report of any data breaches that have occurred in the last 10 years, relating to that email. Any subsequent email integrity tests can be performed at a charge of $9 per email address.

Within 48 hours of registration you will receive via email your official GDPA Certificate of Registration. Print and display the certificate to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to maintaining a path to compliance with personal data regulations. Your certificate will also display a QR Code to your Compliance Policy.

Sample Policy

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To obtain your second star complete the POLICY Audit. This is located on your MAIN DASHBOARD which you will be automatically directed to after login.

The audit requires you to either choose to submit your own policy that you wish to continue to use or you can choose to use our GDPA privacy compliant master policy. All members will receive a link and QR code to attach to all their digital assets.

GDPA’s master compliance policy includes 16 bespoke policies. Example below…

Data Subject Requests

Within 48 hours of submitting your policy audit you will also receive a gateway that allows individuals to submit requests concerning their rights under the laws of the GDPR and other global privacy regulations. All members will receive a link and QR code to attach to all their digital assets.

GDPA Trust Seal

Within 48 hours of submitting your policy audit you will also receive your GDPA Trust Seal via email. Attach your seal to your digital assets to show your commitment to global Data & Privacy compliance.

You will also receive…

European Union GDPR Representation

In accordance with Article 27 of the GDPR, many companies outside of the EU are required to nominate a GDPR representative in the EU. When you register with GDPA you will have easy access to our representatives, avoiding the need for you to establish a physical presence in the EU. Your representative acts on your behalf in relation to personal data processing activities and acts as a local contact for data subjects and supervisory Authorities.

European Union Business Address & Phone Number

When you register with GDPA you will receive a registered business & mailing address based within the EU, in accordance with Article 27 of the GDPR, avoiding the need for you to establish a physical presence in the EU. You will also receive a registered phone number based within the EU, in accordance with Article 27 of the GDPR.

Your organisation can now benefit from its demonstrated commitment to privacy and data protection compliance and continue to build brand equity with all its stakeholders.

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To obtain your third star complete all remaining mapping and primary audits, located in the audits tab on the main menu.

All members must complete a personal audit. Nominate the appropriate person to complete the company, third party, project and human resources audits.

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To obtain your fourth star complete all the Organisational Audits that are relevant to your organisation and train at least one member as a General Data Protection Practitioner or Data Protection Officer. Train all your staff if you want to achieve best practice. GDPA online training courses can be accessed from the Options Tab or Service Centre Tab in the main menu.

When an organisation fails to meet compliance standards and regulations, increased costs come in the form of issues such as business disruption, productivity losses, revenue losses and fines, penalties, and settlement costs.

When implementing best practice, you reduce the total compliance costs for an organisation. The 12 best practices incorporate:

  1. Centralised governance
  2. Daily compliance audits
  3. Corporate training programs
  4. In-house compliance officer
  5. Integration with security and privacy functions
  6. Incident response processes
  7. Integrating compliance technologies
  8. Senior management reporting and monitoring capabilities
  9. Regulatory monitoring
  10. Program certification
  11. Compliance charter
  12. Annual organisational audits

Your organisation can now benefit from its demonstrated commitment to privacy and data protection compliance and continue to build brand equity with all its stakeholders.

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To obtain your fifth star conduct an independent organisational full audit annually. You can use GDPA’s independent audit service (virtual or onsite) located in the Service Centre on the main menu, or submit a verified independent organisational audit from a credible privacy & data protection service provider. Your organisation can now benefit from its demonstrated commitment to privacy and data protection compliance and continue to build brand equity with all its stakeholders.

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To achieve a 5 Star Platinum rating, organisations need to demonstrate excellence over time. Maintaining your membership and 5-star rating for 2 consecutive years (24 months) qualifies you as a 5–Star platinum organisation.

Your organisation can now benefit from its demonstrated commitment to privacy and data protection compliance and continue to build brand equity with all its stakeholders.

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To achieve a 5-star Diamond rating, organisations need to demonstrate commitment & excellence to privacy and data protection compliance over a sustained period. Maintaining your membership and 5-star platinum rating for 2 consecutive years (24 months) qualifies you as a 5- star Diamond organisation.

Your organisation can now benefit from its demonstrated commitment to privacy and data protection compliance and continue to build brand equity with all its stakeholders.

Maintaining compliance consistency over time embeds long term trust between you and the public, resulting in increased engagement and revenue.

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POWERFUL FEATURES

Each membership includes over 40 privacy compliance audits and over 30 privacy compliance policies and are constantly growing.  The policies are customised to your organisation and include digital links to upload to all your digital assets.

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Simple to follow, short, “how to” videos and interactive tutorials, makes it so much easier to use GDPA’s Trust Platform and all its features.

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The GDPA platform has inbuilt and comprehensive Help and Service Centres, supporting our members with complete system solutions for all their inquiries and compliance requirements.

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GDPA offers its members a complete end to end solution for all their privacy compliance needs at an affordable price for the sole trader to the large, multi-national enterprise.

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GDPA members receive a dedicated unencumbered gateway and link for all their data subject option requests as required by many global regulations. The Gateway houses all your data subject requests in one place and is centrally managed by GDPA.

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GDPA’s Knowledge Bank fully references GDPR laws and translates them into the 24 languages of the 28 European Member States.  It also contains a comprehensive library of global privacy data laws which is continually updated to reflect the introduction of new privacy laws.

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GDPA has developed a range of online courses to educate candidates at every level on the basics and the complexities of data protection law. From an introduction to the the law and its implementation, to the highly skilled and increasingly in demand positions of Data Protection Officer, Practitioner, Processor, Controller or Auditor, we have a course for everyone.

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Within 48 hours of registration with GDPA, you will receive via email, your official GDPA Certificate of Registration. Print and display the certificate, to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to maintaining a path to compliance with personal data regulations. Your certificate will also display a QR Code to your Compliance Policy.

Sample Policy

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Register and receive your digital GDPA Trust seal for your website & all your social media pages. Display your seal to show your commitment to global Data & Privacy compliance, using best practice. Watermark your documents to show your professionalism and commitment.

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GDPA members receive a dedicated portal for all their data subject options as required by many global regulations. The portal houses all your data subject request needs in one place and is centrally managed by GDPA.

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In accordance with Article 27 of the GDPR, many companies outside of the EU are required to nominate a GDPR representative in the EU. When you register with GDPA you will have easy 24/7 access to our representatives, avoiding the need for you to establish a physical presence in the EU. Your representative acts on your behalf in relation to your personal data processing activities and acts as a local contact for data subjects and supervisory authorities.

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BUSINESS ADDRESS

✉ Athens City South
✉ Acropolis View,
✉ 24 Lagoumitzi Street,
✉ Athens Attiki 17671,
✉ Greece.

BUSINESS HOURS

★ Monday to Friday
★ 9am to 5pm
★ Excluding Public Holidays

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When you register with GDPA you will receive a registered mailing address based within the EU, in accordance with Article 27 of the GDPR, avoiding the need for you to establish a physical presence in the EU.

POSTAL ADDRESS

✉ Athens City South
✉ Acropolis View,
✉ 24 Lagoumitzi Street,
✉ Athens Attiki 17671,
✉ Greece.

When you register with GDPA you will receive a registered free phone number based within the EU, in accordance with Article 27 of the GDPR.

BUSINESS HOURS

★ Monday to Friday
★ 9am to 5pm
★ Excluding Public Holidays

BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER

☎ International: +30 210 300 4376
☎ National: 210 300 4376

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Maintain your personal daily compliance within a few minutes at the start and end of each workday.

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GDPA’s Trust Platform supports you and your company to comply with global regulations, without limitations. Maintain complete visibility over all the information your company stores, controls and processes. Protect your data and the privacy of all individuals your business engages with. Reduce risk, improve competitiveness and build trust with the help of our Trust Platform. Assess your current status and take steps towards compliance using the Trust Platform.

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Members can easily track their own progress as well as that of their company (permission permitting), online from anywhere in the world.

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The GDPR is a comprehensive law composing of 272 articles. GDPA’s unique knowledge bank fully references these laws and translates them into the 24 languages of the 28 European Member States. Members can input queries in any one of these languages and receive the relevant articles and information in any other chosen language.

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GDPA’s Knowledge bank houses a growing number of e-books in an assortment of relevant, related topics, that are freely available to all members.

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All your digital policies and notices in one convenient place, centrally managed by GDPA. Members receive a full suite of personalised compliance policies linked to their website and social media pages.

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Data Protection laws around the world require companies to inform relevant authorities of notifiable data breaches within a given time-frame, to avoid penalties. GDPA takes the stress out of this process by giving members access to their own notifiable data breaches portal.

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GDPA’s Knowledge Bank contains a comprehensive library of global privacy data laws. The library is continually updated to reflect changes in existing laws and to inform of the introduction of new privacy laws worldwide.

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GDPA has an extensive digital library to support our online training courses. The resources are continually updated to reflect current rules and regulations and are easily accessed by our registered learners.

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GDPA’s priority ticketing support system is available to registered users 24/7/365. Eliminating time zone issues, your GDPA representative will respond to your query promptly and take any relevant action on your behalf.

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Compliance with the GDPR is an ongoing process. Members of GDPA will receive recurring email reminders of their duties and responsibilities, to ensure best practice and compliance.

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Ongoing membership with GDPA ensures your information is securely stored on our trusted cloud servers and can be easily accessed at any time. In case of breaches or complaints, all relevant information is at your fingertips, helping you to avoid costly fines and loss of trust.

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With GDPA’s all-inclusive memberships there are no hidden costs for hosting, storing or retrieving your valuable data and information. These services are included free for the lifetime of your membership.

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GDPA members can download and save logs for each of the audits they have completed, at the touch of a button. This simple process allows each user to maintain comprehensive records of all their data practices and processes.

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Important updates from GDPA’s Data Protection Officer.

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Access firsthand real-time insights into the aggregated GDPA Global Statistics on each compliance question answered via all audits where applicable.

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FACTS & FIGURES

DATA BREACH FINES & PROSECUTIONS

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

COMPLIANCE LINKS