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Adjust Your Technology Procurement and Contracting Process to Avoid Stiff GDPR Noncompliance Fines

Published: 08 May 2018

ID: G00343938

Analyst(s): Bart Willemsen , Yanni Karalis


The European GDPR legislation is effective from 25 May 2018, yet many organizations, especially outside of Europe, are unprepared. Sourcing and vendor management leaders should take the lead in proactively reviewing all IT contracts to minimize potential financial and reputation risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess If Any of the Business Processes Those Vendors Support Results in Them or Your Company Operating as a Controller or Processor of EU Citizen or Resident Data
  • Update Procurement Processes to Provide In-Scope Vendors the Necessary Contract Terms to Comply With the Legislation
  • Gather Vendor Contract Updates Relevant to the GDPR, and Create a Database

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