The GDPR checklist for redundant IT equipment

05 December 2017

When it comes to managing your redundant IT equipment, security and compliance are two crucial considerations. Any laptops, desktop towers, server equipment, or other data-bearing devices must be safeguarded to prevent personal data from leaking, and to avoid other devastating legal consequences.

Even storing redundant equipment can pose legal concerns under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation introduces a new batch of rights for individuals, granting everyone more control over the data controlled and processed by organisations. Individuals can now lawfully request organisations erase, rectify or provide a copy of their data records – all three of which involve modifying data across an entire inventory of IT assets.

GDPR also states that organisations must demonstrate their compliance under the accountability principle if the worst does happen. This makes it all the more important to have a documented policy for redundant IT equipment and to have full audit trails for redundant equipment in order to demonstrate compliance.

With the cost of noncompliance so high (in terms of potential fines and reputational damage), it is crucial you can demonstrate your compliance and keep data secure. Get our free checklist by filling out the form below to securely and compliantly manage your redundant IT assets. It covers everything from the ramifications of the new individual rights, to auditing your WEEE contractor.

 

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