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Now who is ready for that 4 lettered Elephant?

The views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Citrix.

GOOD LUCK Everyone!

Now who is ready for ready for that 4 lettered Elephant? Its 4 more sleeps as my youngest would say, Citrix have a microsite at – https://lnkd.in/eJS8NYb where you can start with Readiness activities or if you don’t have the time start by reading – https://lnkd.in/dyvaE32 however you CANNOT achieve readiness in 4 sleeps at this point in time, so please don’t push nor rush IT + Compliance teams at this point as this will naturally lead to mistakes that are overlooked vs. misunderstood vs. misinterpreted and will likely be continually missed moving forwards as the documentation around your readiness has been completed, that is until a #security indecent occurs like #mailware infection or a #hack that breaches your organisation and then compromises the #Pii of your employees, customers and 3rd parties.

It is never to late to start your Readiness activities however you will need to accept that you most likely will not be ready come the 25 May 2018 at this point. If you need help & support just ask your #Citrix representative or one of our Partners.

I originally posted the above on my LinkedIn feed on 21/05/2018 here – https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6404226031158325248, including that even WordPress’s latest release allows for removal of “Personal Data” as a feature check it out – https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6404291195916288000 so if you blog using WordPress like I do i’d suggest that you perform this update :-).

Finally I am not Data, Privacy nor Compliance Practitioner or Officer so this blog serves as awareness only, so please please please if you are serious and want help and you prefer to remain anonymous even to trusted Citrix Partners about your Readiness status then I would strongly urge you and your organisation if your within the United Kingdom to please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website on the topic at – https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/ to get started today or visit the EU website for organisations outside of the UK but in the EU or global organisations outside of the EU for guidance – https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en or http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

The views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Citrix.