GDPR Compliance: On Track with Cogito

December 11th, 2017

Automatically identifying personal data

On 25 May 2018, the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in 20 years will come into force. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. The GDPR strengthens the rights that individuals have regarding personal data relating to them and seeks to unify data protection laws across Europe, regardless of where that data is processed.

Data Protection Officers in many major companies will face the task of ensuring their processes are GDPR-compliant. Especially businesses with large volumes of unstructured data need a reliable and automated way of identifying personal data. We support you in this task with the help of Cogito, Expert System’s cognitive computing software, which enables compliance departments to meet the GDPR requirements in time.

GDPR requires EU companies to continuously monitor and analyse of all incoming and outgoing data streams to filter out and anonymise personal data. Otherwise they risk hefty fines.

Cogito, Expert System’s multilingual semantic technology permanently and automatically analyses businesses’ data streams, and identifies and categorises personal data. It generates specific reports which allow those responsible for compliance to respond quickly in terms of guidelines and processes. This is crucial in helping companies meet the GDPR compliance requirements. Already today, Data Protection Officers in multiple banks and insurances rely on Cogito support for their compliance tasks.

We will be pleased to support you too in this area!

If you are a data controller, you may find guidance related to your responsibilities under GDPR by regularly checking the website of your national or lead data protection authority under the GDPR (as applicable), as well as by reviewing publications by data privacy associations such as the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). You should also seek independent legal advice relating to your status and obligations under the GDPR, as only a lawyer can provide you with legal advice specifically tailored to your situation.

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