Luxembourg launches new tool to support companies in complying with the new provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation

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eCOM.lu, the Luxemburgish e-commerce association, welcomes the launch of the GDPR Compliance Support Tool in Luxembourg. eCOM.lu believes that this tool will help SMEs to analyse their level of maturity with regards to the new provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR will be applicable in all EU Member States as of 25 May 2018 and it will bring a substantial evolution regarding the processing of EU citizens’ personal data. Most of the SMEs will be able to comply with the GDPR, but compliance will require a structured review and an update of their processes. SMEs shall use the next 5 months to get ready to fulfil their obligations and be compliant with the new legislation. The GDPR Compliance Support Tool, developed by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, will help companies in doing so.

Ecommerce Europe, the European umbrella organization of eCOM.lu, welcomes the launch of the new GDPR Compliance Support Tool in Luxembourg. SMEs do not often have the same resources as bigger e-commerce players, therefore any tool that is helping in ensuring compliance with GDPR can be definitely beneficial, even more for smaller companies.

CNPD Press release (English translation)

The new general data protection scheme which will be applicable in all EU Member States on 25 May 2018, therefore it requires all stakeholders to comply as quickly as possible. To help them with the task of incorporating the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation in their internal policy, the National Commission For Data Protection (Commission nationale pour la protection des données – CNPD), with the support from Digital Luxembourg and together with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), has developed a GDPR Compliance Support Tool.

The purpose of the GDPR Compliance Support Tool is to offer users an innovative, intuitive solution for ascertaining the level of maturity of their organisations with regard to data protection. The tool will enable users not only to manage a processing register, and all the other documents required to demonstrate their responsibility, but also to monitor the evolution of the level of maturity of their organisations.

During the test phase, which lasted about three months, the tool was tested under real-life conditions in 28 volunteer companies. Their feedback helped optimising the tool in order to adapt it to grass-roots requirements before its official launch.

The launch of this tool is in line with Luxembourg’s determination to digitise and simplify procedures, particularly with regard to compliance with the current and future legal frameworks. The CNPD and Digital Luxembourg invite you to discover the functions of the GDPR Compliance Support Tool at the following address: https://cst.cnpd.lu.

Original version of the press release (in French) available here.

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