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Assessing Your Compliance with GDPR Gap Analysis

With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, ensuring your organization complies with the new standards is more important than ever. Doing a GDPR gap analysis helps you identify areas of your organization that must be addressed to comply with the GDPR. 

The GDPR gap analysis is based on our unique framework and will give you an overview of all necessary aspects and a step-by-step plan to reach GDPR compliance. Based on a questionnaire, we will analyze your GDPR readiness and help you to set up the correct measures for your company.


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important data privacy and security milestone. It has been in place since May 2018, and companies must ensure they are current with their compliancerequirements.


We understand that it is important for you to get clear recommendations. Our experienced data protection auditors are aware of international regulations like the GDPR (Europe), the LGPD (Brazil), and the FADP (Switzerland). Also, we help you with your questions about the CCPA (California).

As a matter of course, our GDPR gap analysis provides all recommendations needed to manage your GDPR compliance. We use a structure that focuses on different aspects of your company and your services. 

Through our GDPR gap analysis, organizations identify areas in which their data protection practices do not meet the requirements of the GDPR and take the necessary steps to ensure compliance. Our structured framework is critical for organizations that handle personal data, as it helps them avoid costly penalties and protects their customers’ data.

Frequently asked questions regarding our
GDPR Gap Analysis (FAQs)


What is a GDPR gap analysis?

A GDPR gap analysis is a framework that involves several steps, including: 1.Identifying the scope of GDPR’s application: This involves understanding which GDPR provisions apply to the organization and assessing the potential impact of those provisions. 2.Identifying the data controllers and processors: It is important to identify who is responsible for collecting, processing, and storing personal data. 3.Tracking and mapping the data flow: Organizations should track and map the personal data flows within their organization and to third-party data processors. This will help organizations understand the data that is being collected and identify any potential risks. 4.Assessing existing data protection measures: Organizations should assess their existing data protectionmeasures to ensure they comply with the GDPR. 5.Identifying data breach notification obligations: Organizations should identify when to notify the relevant supervisory authority and data subjects of a data breach. 6.Defining data retention and minimization policies: Organizations should define policies regarding data retention and minimization to ensure only the necessary data is collected and retained. 7.Ensuring data subjects’ rights are respected: Organizations should ensure that the rights of data subjects are respected, including the right to access, rectify, and erase their data. We provide 1.a clear definition of the scope and objectives to ensure that the analysis is conducted accurately and effectively 2.a management summary as well as a dedicated overview of potential areas of non-compliance with the GDPR 3.a risk assessment to make it clear and easy to prioritize your next steps. In addition, we provide a timeline for your GDPR compliance project, including the start and end dates and any milestones or deliverables. A summary of the findings and conclusions of the gap analysis is also included, along with a review of the action plan to address any identified areas of non-compliance.

What are the Key Benefits of a GDPR Gap Analysis?

A GDPR gap analysis is a valuable tool for any organization looking to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR places strict requirements upon organizations regarding the handling of personal data, and a GDPR gap analysis helps identify any areas of non-compliance that could lead to potential breaches of the GDPR. The analysis helps to identify any changes that need to be made to ensure compliance and guides how to meet GDPR compliance standards best. This saves organizations time and money by avoiding costly fines for non-compliance. The gap analysis also helps develop a privacy and data protection plan that meets GDPR standards, ensuring that personal data is handled securely and responsibly.

Will the Assessment Cover All Areas of My Business (HR, Finance, Operations, Etc.)?

Our extensive assessment will cover all business areas, such as HR, finance, operations, etc., to ensure your business complies with the GDPR. Our GDPR gap analysis will help identify any areas of your business that do not comply with the GDPR and suggest ways to bring your business into compliance. This means our professional GDPR gap analysis covers data collected by companies regardless of how it was collected, including online, paper, telephone, and in-person. This overall assessment will also guide you in implementing the necessary changes to ensure your business meets the GDPR standards. It is important to understand the requirements of the GDPR and how to protect your customers’ data. The GDPR gap analysis will help you to do this. The GDPR gap analysis is essential in ensuring your business complies with the GDPR and can help you avoid costly fines and other penalties. Therefore, our GDPR gap analysis examines the collection, use, storage, and transfer of personal data. It assesses whether the use of personal data is lawful, transparent, and in line with the data subject’s wishes. It evaluates the technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data, including encryption and anonymization. The GDPR gap analysis also examines the transfer of personal data from one country to another and the actions taken to ensure the data remains secure. Moreover, the GDPR gap analysis identifies if individuals have the right to request for their personal data to be erased or forgotten. Additionally, it assesses the procedures in place to notify the affected individuals and the authorities of a data breach. Lastly, it evaluates if Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) are conducted to identify and assess the potential risks of personal data processing.


Does GRIFFOX Support Us with Actionable Guidance?


We support you on your way to becoming GDPR compliant. Once the action plan has been implemented, monitoring and reviewing it regularly is important to ensure that it is effective and that all areas of the organization comply with the GDPR. Our professional GDPR gap analysis is critical to becoming compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Becoming GDPR compliant includes different steps like training staff, implementing procedures and processes, and monitoring the plan's effectiveness. GRIFFOX supports you in all those aspects. We train your team, take care of the implementation process, and we supervise the effectiveness of your plan. It is important to monitor and review the action plan regularly to ensure that it is effective and that all areas of the organization comply with the GDPR. It is also important to ensure that the measures taken to become GDPR compliant are regularly reviewed and updated to maintain compliance.

How Often Should a Company Conduct a GDPR Gap Analysis?

Organizations must ensure their systems and processes comply with the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR). A GDPR gap analysis should be conducted at least every second year to identify any areas of non-compliance, as well as whenever the company makes a significant change to its operations or receives a complaint from a customer or other data subject related to a breach of GDPR. It is important to note that compliance with the GDPR is a continuous process. Organizations should regularly review their data practices to comply with the regulations.

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