If you head over to Microsoft’s SharePoint GitHub there is a free, open source starter kit available for building a management hub designed to assist organisations with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.
As you will have likely seen, the GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018. Companies worldwide must have data security measures in place to protect private customer data to avoid fines of up to 4% or €10 million of the company’s global annual turnover, whichever is higher.
Once installed the GDPR Activity Hub identifies steps that organisations can implement to simplify their GDPR compliance efforts. “The goal of this project is to give customers and partners something to start with and to play with in order to keep track of all the fundamental events, requests, tasks and activities required to be compliant with the GDPR,” says Microsoft.
The project is targeted at Microsoft Partners and SharePoint customers with internal IT development teams. Microsoft advises that end-user companies should ask a Microsoft Partner for support to customise, install, and use this solution (we can help).
It should be noted that that the GDPR Activity Hub does not constitute legal advice, nor does it provide any certifications or guarantees regarding GDPR compliance. Microsoft encourages users to work with a legally qualified professional to discuss GDPR, how it applies specifically to their organisation, and how best to ensure compliance.
To download or learn more about the tool, click here.