GDPR Compliant with NTT DATA Business Solutions

Do you understand the implications of GDPR in relation to your current SAP landscape and future use of SAP?


What is GDPR?

The European Commission’s regulation for data protection rules have been updated in the General Data Protection Regulation with legislation that came into force May 2018 to all EU countries.

GDPR represents the biggest shake up of data protection law in over 20 years. It has had a massive effect on organizations and has introduced greater regulation, control and governance over personal data. The new data protection rules create a harmonized framework and present a multitude of new compliance obligations around new consent rules, enhanced privacy rights of individuals, demands for privacy impact assessments to understand risk, and ‘privacy by design’ for all business operations and processes. New obligations for data transparency have also been introduced for confidentially breaches and new rights against the use of personal data with the right to be forgotten and data portability. As a result, the rules are now far stricter for capturing, storing, processing and managing data.

Data breaches are costly! Consequences of mishandling personal data potentially lead to non-complying organizations facing fines of up to 4 percent of their global annual turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher. This regulation which became effective in May 2018, brought big challenges – making it even more crucial for organizations to have their SAP landscape in order.

Your SAP Systems Hold Personal Data!

However, 86% of SAP users don’t fully understand the implications of GDPR in relation to their current SAP landscape and future use of SAP! All systems such as SAP ERP, Business Intelligence, CRM, HCM and other SAP applications need to be included in your GDPR preparation project. In order to comply, you will need a focused approach to managing, owning and processing data.

How NTT DATA Business Solutions Can Help You on Your Data Compliance Journey

There is a lot of complexity and confusion about GDPR. As a trusted SAP advisor and full-service provider of SAP applications and analytics solutions, NTT DATA Business Solutions can provide clarity of thought and straightforward actions on what you should consider when embarking on your data compliance journey. 

GDPR is important with huge implications. In the context of a wider data management and information lifecycle management strategy, we can highlight the practical steps you can take now to minimise the risk in your SAP systems. No single solution can address all of GDPR’s requirements but there are specialised SAP solutions that can present a comprehensive platform to managing risk within SAP and non-SAP systems. 

NTT DATA Business Solutions has a number of pre-packaged risk management solutions and accelerators, developed from our global knowledge pool and supported by strong partnerships with leading GRC providers. Complemented by our data lifecycle methodology (Map, Monitor and Manage) we can help you to mitigate risk as you embark on your GDPR journey.

SAP Information Lifecycle Management

You need to be able to provide evidence that you are able to manage personal data throughout its entire lifecycle. A key requirement of GDPR is the ‘right to be forgotten’ and data portability involving the identification, blocking, deletion and archival of sensitive data.

SAP Information Lifecycle Management (SAP ILM) is the only solution for managing this process and presents the only way possible to delete data in SAP applications.

SAP ILM will not only solve some of your GDPR challenges, but the solution is a perfect data archiving tool for SAP ERP. SAP customers can securely move data to longer term, less expensive storage but maintain access to archived data in a compliant manner.

The regulations concerning personal data will continuously be tightened as the amount and the value of personal data will increase. This is why it is even more important to integrate the GDPR program in the data security policies of the business.

Martin Hallengreen, Quality & Compliance Manager, Managed Services

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GDPR On Demand Webinars

The Key Challenges that GDPR brings to SAP ERP Customers

If you have unanswered questions about the potential impact of GDPR on your organisation and would like to understand the new legal obligations, then view our On Demand Webinar.

The impact of GDPR on SAP BusinessObjects Customers

With SAP BusinessObjects landscapes, it’s important that you understand which reports and universes access personal data in order to comply with the new legislation.

Establishing a Governance Framework - How SAP GRC accelerate GDPR readiness

For SAP ERP customers.
If your business runs SAP, then it’s likely to hold a large amount of information that could be considered personal data, which means it will be critical to ensure SAP remains fully secure and compliant.

Implementing Effective Data Mapping

For SAP customers - ERP & BI.
The first step in minimising your risk of GDPR exposure is to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the personal data that exists within your SAP systems, be that ERP, BI or anything else.

Managing the Information Lifecycle

For SAP ERP customers.
Correctly implemented data retention is a key tenet of the GDPR. Identifying the personal data that you hold is not enough, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are able to manage personal data throughout its entire lifecycle.

Monitoring GDPR Risk with SAP Information Steward

For SAP BI customers.
Discover how SAP BusinessObjects customers can create business rules, policies and information governance processes that help define data ownership in accordance with GDPR.

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