Here we are at the 4th post in our series on data governance.

The objective is now to ensure that :

  • the technical operations and implementations comply with the rules – internal or external - of the organization (see our first post The 5 keys of data governance : Part 1. The rules) ;
  • what has been enforced is not going against the goals of the organization.
Muriel Adamski, Dominique Orban de Xivry

The scope of the GDPR

By applying the rights of persons, the GDPR grants the consumer/citizen a right to information, control and object as to the use of their personal data by private and public businesses. In this context, it's important for the consumer/citizen, as well as for businesses, to understand the underlying principles (see the first post of this series), the necessary implementation and the tools to use.

Dominique Orban de Xivry

Personal data : an enduring misunderstanding

A great deal of enterprises consider that the data they collect and store are their « property ». Regarding personal data, of course it's not true.

As a matter of fact, in the data world, you must distinguish the « container » from the « content ». Companies own the containers and processings, but the contents are and remain the full and whole property of those who are at the origin of the data.

Dominique Orban de Xivry

The set of data of all types that are collected and stored every day by the various departments within a company is what we could call the « information asset » of the company. This asset is the engine on which the company is based to carry out its projects and achieve its objectives.

Muriel Adamski, Dominique Orban de Xivry

As part of the GDPR, the technological tools made available inside an organization aim at fulfilling the needs of the stakeholders in charge of privacy within the computer information systems. We can globally discern three types of profiles that will have a role to play in their organization's compliance strategy :

Muriel Adamski based on a document by Dominique Orban de Xivry

A recap of the GDPR readiness seminar held in Brussels on 7 Feb. 2018.

An event co-hosted by Sari Depreeuw from legal firm Daldewolf and Rever’s own Stéphane Goethals and Jean-François Liénart, all made possible with the help of Icab Incubator’s Marnix Housen.

Muriel Adamski