SAG_Twitter_MEME_GDPR_Dominates_880x440_Dec17_draft2 (1).jpgGDPR swept the ratings in’s top ten blogs of the past 12 months, with four of the ten being about the new EU data privacy regulation. 

The blogs, taking positions #2, #5, #6 and #9 out of ten, highlight the fact that, for most of our clients, GDPR compliance is high on the agenda. And that most organizations are unprepared. 

“Suggesting that a piece of European legislation can be ‘sexy’ would be a bit too much perhaps,” said Michiel Jorna, Global Industry Director for Digital Risk at Software AG. “But it’s fair to say that the new EU GDPR is a hot topic and very relevant for our readers!”

Blog #2, GDPR: Prepare Now or Pay Later, illustrated how GDPR impacts all organizations processing data from EU residents.  It also outlined how Software AG’s GDPR framework can equip organizations to fulfill the obligations imposed on them as processors of personal data. This includes the means to create a detailed record of processing activities, providing transparency into data, processes and applications in the context of GDPR.

Blog #5, GDPR is Not Just a Technology Issue, said that believing data privacy is mainly an IT issue is both short-sighted and dangerous. Certainly technology plays a critical role in managing data privacy, as it enables efficient and effective execution of controls, but processes and people matter as much as - if not more than - technology.

Blog #6, Confusion Reigns as GDPR Deadline Grows Closer, pointed to the most important aspects of GDPR compliance that organizations need to pay attention to. It said that it is necessary to have Governance, Risk and Compliance and IT planning practices that guarantee compliance with the GDPR, including sustainable (GRC) policies and processes now and in the future with internal controls and risk mitigation.

Blog #9, You Cannot Run Away from GDPR, signalled the absolute need for every organization whose core activities involve “regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale,” or large-scale processing of “special categories of personal data” to appoint a suitable, competent Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Michiel concluded: “Very few organizations are actually ready. Things are moving in the right direction but some organizations still need to get the groundwork done. There’s still a long way to go.”

Here are the top ten blogs on for the past 12 months:

1.    Seven Steps to a Successful MDM Implementation

2.    GDPR: Prepare Now or Pay Later

3.    Uber and Airbnb are Not the Digital Economy

4.    Visions of 2050: The Future and Adabas & Natural

5.    GDPR is Not Just a Technology Issue

6.    Confusion Reigns as GDPR Deadline Grows Closer

7.    Adventure into the Industrial IoT

8.    The Philosophy of AI, ML and the IoT

9.    You Cannot Run Away from GDPR

10.                    Integrating Integration with APIs


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