Introducing Automated Continuous Monitoring of GDPR Compliance

Drata Team,
March 1, 2022

GDPR in Drata's platform.

Just two months after announcing the addition of PCI DSS to Drata, we’re excited to add the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to our automation platform.

Drata’s easy-to-use GDPR compliance monitoring tool will give your security and privacy teams time back to focus on other initiatives. With continuous control monitoring and evidence collection as well as real-time visibility of your security posture and privacy program, you’ll be able to reduce the workload needed to stay compliant with GDPR. 

Read on to learn more about Drata’s GDPR compliance tool or book a demo with our team. 

What is GDPR?     

GDPR is a data protection law that imposes strict obligations for any organization that provides goods and services and/or targets or collects personal data related to people residing in the EU or UK. It encompasses 11 chapters and 99 articles that aim to provide individuals with greater control and visibility of how their data is being used and collected.

According to GDPR, personal data covers any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). An identifiable person is one who can be identified—directly or indirectly—by reference to an identifier like a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that person. 

Under GDPR, data subjects  have the right to access, rectify, dispute, restrict processing, or ask an organization to erase any personal data collected. Organizations must then be prepared to comply with all Data Subject Requests  within 30 days of receiving the request. 

GDPR isn’t an elective assessment and its enforcement by each Member State has been increasing each year. Sanctions or fines imposed on non-compliant organizations inside or outside the EU and UK 20 million euros or 4% of their annual revenue—whichever is greater. Data protection authorities can also issue sanctions, such as bans on data processing or public reprimands.

Since it’s a cross-border regulation, data subjects, each Member State’s supervisory authorities, controllers and processors of every organization, the European Data Protection Board, and the European Commission must work together to enforce it and maintain compliance. 

Although GDPR is one of the strictest data protection regulations in the world, it may not be the last. Economies everywhere are moving towards GDPR-like policies and regulations pushing companies and their security teams to prepare for more consistent and transparent data protection practices.  

Key Features

At Drata, we innovate our platform based on customer feedback, and GDPR was in high demand. This addition will empower companies to manage GDPR compliance while providing complete visibility into both their security posture and overlap with other compliance frameworks or regulations, Adam Markowitz CEO at Drata.

Below are just a few ways in which Drata can help streamline the process of maintaining GDPR compliance.

Complete Library of Controls to Remain Compliant

Within your Drata platform, you have a full library of controls associated with managing GDPR compliance. As with all frameworks and regulations, Drata gives you the ability to customize controls and assign owners in charge of monitoring each. 

Continuous Control Monitoring and Evidence Collection

Drata’s instant visibility into your security posture and continuous control monitoring will help keep you in compliance with GDPR. Within the platform, your team can pinpoint any requirements you fall out of compliance with and help guide corrective action plans. 

Automated evidence collection significantly reduces workloads and keeps you audit-ready should you ever be audited for GDPR. 

Consolidated Dashboard for All Frameworks

Drata’s single dashboard to manage multiple frameworks and regulations make it easier for security and privacy teams to implement cross-regulatory compliance strategies. Manage SOC 2, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GDPR in one central hub. 

Editable Information Security Policy Templates

Avoid starting from scratch and make use of Drata’s 20+ customizable information security policy templates that comply with GDPR. From data classification to data security and breach response policies, your teams will have access to establish a solid security foundation needed to maintain GDPR compliance. 

Seamless Integrations

With over 55+ integrations, you’ll be able to instantly connect to your tech stack and monitor your controls, endpoints, and vendors all within Drata. 

Expert Access and Support 

Navigating GDPR can be confusing and even stall operations in the EU and UK areas for many businesses. As a Drata customer, you’ll have full access to security and compliance experts as well as a designated success manager to answer your team’s questions. 

Get Started 

The speed at which the Drata team was able to add GDPR into the platform speaks to their ability to listen, innovate, and execute for current and prospective customers. But don’t take our word for it, check out our latest reviews on G2. And if you’re ready to simplify GDPR compliance, schedule some time with our team

For current Drata customers, reach out to your success manager to set up GDPR on your dashboard.

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