Bulgaria launches free tool to support companies in complying with the new provisions of the GDRP

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Ecommerce Europe’s Bulgarian E-commerce Association (BEA) welcomes the launch of the free GDPR Compliance Support Tool in Bulgaria. The tool is designed by BEA’s cyber security partner and supports companies in view of the upcoming new provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR replaces the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. The GDPR has been developed to strengthen and unify online privacy rights and data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU) while streamlining the data protection obligations of businesses serving EU citizens through a single Regulation instead of 28 different National laws.

The General Data Protection Regulation is a complex regulation and it is mandatory for businesses. From 25 May 2018, failure to comply can lead to serious penalties for organizations and companies.

What are the compatibility criteria? Do  Bulgarian companies meet these criteria?  An answer can be found at www.gdpr.bg  – a free online tool useful to check whether Bulgarian companies are ready to comply with the GDPR.

The website will provide companies with:

  • Simplified and summarized content of the most important elements of the regulation, listed by the measures companies need to take be compliant;
  • Advice on how to meet the GDPR requirements;
  • An online tool that will measures the extension of the rules companies need to respect in order to meet the requirements of the regulation and what to do to be ready for it.

If companies and businesses work mainly within the EU, it is certain that the GDPR will affect their business. If companies are not sure whether the GDPR might affect their business, the free GDPR.bg questionnaire can support companies, saving them time and resources.

Finally, the Bulgarian Ecommerce Association (BEA) invites all Bulgarian companies to participate in the seminar “GDPR: 7 Things to Do” organized by BEA’s cyber security partner.

The original version of the press release (in Bulgarian) is available here.

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