12 Dec 2021 | Blog

GDPR Accountability Checklist

Howard Freeman

Howard Freeman

Welcome to our GDPR Accountability Checklist.

☐ We take responsibility for complying with the UK GDPR, at the highest management level and throughout our organisation.

☐ We keep evidence of the steps we take to comply with the UK GDPR.

We put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures, such as:

☐ adopting and implementing data protection policies (where proportionate);

☐ taking a ‘data protection by design and default’ approach – putting appropriate data protection measures in place throughout the entire lifecycle of our processing operations;

☐ putting written contracts in place with organisations that process personal data on our behalf;

☐ maintaining documentation of our processing activities;

☐ implementing appropriate security measures;

☐ recording and, where necessary, reporting personal data breaches;

☐ carrying out data protection impact assessments for uses of personal data that are likely to result in high risk to individuals’ interests;

☐ appointing a data protection officer (where necessary); and

☐ adhering to relevant codes of conduct and signing up to certification schemes (where possible).

☐ We review and update our accountability measures at appropriate intervals with an audit


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