the image looks down on 7 people having a meeting
Read Time, 2 min.

As Irish organisations digitally transform it can be easy to overlook the ever-changing demands of regulation. With new legislative frameworks and regulations like PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) and the much discussed GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming into effect in 2018, the regulatory landscape in the digital age is constantly evolving. It means that Irish organisations need to be prepared to comply and adapt to the needs for this new legislation – to protect sensitive data residing in the cloud and on-premises.

Microsoft helps organisations manage the balance between meeting legal demands on sensitive data and transforming their business models – we have done so for nearly four decades.

This is why we’re sharing our own perspective as well as best practice for GDPR compliance, through our new online resource. In addition, at the start of our GDPR journey, we said that we would share our own experience with other organisations so we now have a comprehensive e-book, entitled Microsoft’s Journey to Compliance, available to download from our online Trust Centre.

This e-book provides an overview of our journey to GDPR compliance—including how we approach privacy regulations, the organisational structure of our privacy team, our GDPR approach, and learnings from implementation workstreams.

The materials for this e-book were developed through interviews of privacy-accountable leaders across our major horizontals and verticals, resulting in a comprehensive and transparent overview of our approach to not only GDPR, but privacy in general.

Download this e-book to gain a comprehensive insight into how Microsoft is:

  • Assessing and managing our compliance risk through tools such as extensive personal data store inventorying, data protection impact assessments and privacy reviews, and processes for the monitoring, measurement, and enforcement of privacy compliance.
  • Protecting personal data with built-in, intelligent security capabilities that work together to more effectively secure personal data (including employee data).
  • Streamlining our processes to empower our consumer users to access and manage their data, help our commercial customers meet their own compliance obligations, and train our employees, partners, and vendors on privacy readiness.

At Microsoft, we are deeply committed to privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights, and Microsoft has been investing to be compliant across its entire organisation for nearly two years leading up to this date – building upon this foundation and history of our commitment to privacy. By publishing this e-book and detailing our journey, we hope to support Irish organisation in showing this same commitment to privacy and data protection.

 

Shirley Finnerty

Business Group Lead

 

Free whitepaper: Accelerate your GDPR compliance journey

Embrace the GDPR with the most complete, secure, and intelligent solution for digital work

Education

  • How to enhance traditional teaching methods with Microsoft Teams

    How to enhance traditional teaching methods with Microsoft Teams

    COVID-19 has had a huge effect on the daily routines of millions of educators and students across the world. The Microsoft Education team has remained committed to helping everyone stay connected and engaged through remote learning. And now, as countries begin to emerge from the crisis, Microsoft is helping schools shift to ‘blended learning’ – […]

  • A group opf people around a desktop having a Teams meeting

    Collaborate with Microsoft Teams and Transform your Organisation

    Collaborate with Microsoft Teams and Transform your Organisation Today’s workplace is evolving, with companies at every level of industry adopting a digital culture. Although organisations may differ in the way they have integrated digital technology into their operations, there’s really no such thing as non-digital business anymore. With employees now on 2x as many teams […]

Government

  • Iceland runs on Trust

    How the cloud helped a small nation realise big ambitions

    In December 2015, the Icelandic government kicked off a digital infrastructure review. With more than 100 different suppliers managed by over 100 IT managers in each public institution, the brief was clear; to simplify operations and streamline IT for over 20,000 users. The solution: Fast forward two and a half years, and a decision was […]

  • three women gathered around a Microsoft Surface

    How Belfast Healthcare & Social Care Trust is Digitally Transforming

    Digitally Connecting Vulnerable Patients to Care Facilities Partnering with Microsoft to help dedicated staff save valuable hours to put into care Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is one of the UK’s largest integrated health and social care providers with over 20,000 employees supporting a population of 340,000 service users. It faced the increasing challenge […]

Healthcare

Manufacturing

  • Etex

    Etex uses modern tools to unite its business and better focus on customers

    When it comes to construction, all components must come together in a timely manner in order to produce the optimum product. While Etex, a Belgian building solution manufacturing company, helps make this a reality on a day-to-day basis, it wanted to find a way to enhance productivity and collaboration internally. With locations across more than […]

Retail