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GDPR - are you ready?

GDPR - are you ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force from 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.


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This regulation imposes new obligations and stricter requirements on all organisations involved in the processing of personal data, emphasising transparency, security and accountability.


The primary objectives of the GDPR are to:

  • Institute citizens’ rights in controlling their personal data
  • Simplify the regulatory business environment by adopting a unified regulation across the EU


Failure to comply with the directive may result in:

  • Fines of up to €20,000,000 or 4% of total annual global turnover (whichever is greater)
  • Reputational risk
  • Individuals are also empowered to bring private claims against organisations where their data privacy has been infringed

How KPMG can help

Implementing GDPR requires a multi-disciplinary team of subject matter experts. KPMG’S unrivalled experience of large transformational change projects means we understand the challenges facing you and can assist you in addressing them.

We can offer you a full range of services which can be customised to suit your specific needs at any stage in your journey to GDPR readiness.


Management Consulting

  • GDPR Readiness Assessment
  • GDPR Programme Planning & Management
  • Data Governance
  • Process Design
  • Change Management

Forensic Services

  • Data Discovery
  • Where complexity requires a software-driven response
  • Ongoing monitoring and control over your personal data storage

Legal Services

  • Legitimate basis for Data Processing activities
  • Privacy notices meet the GDPR requirements
  • 3rd Party Contract Review

Risk Consulting

  • Data Protection Risk, Process and Control Assessments
  • Information Security & Controls
  • Cyber Security

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