All Ardoq users have access to a set of GDPR workspace templates that will help you get started documenting your systems, policies, infrastructure, and processes so you can start to identify compliance gaps and plan your path forward.

If you're still wrapping your head around GDPR, check out how to get started with GDPR documentation or learn how to use the GDPR templates first.

The path to compliance

Building a foundation of knowledge in Ardoq will allow you to perform GDPR compliance gap analyses, have a central dashboard to monitor progress and identify issues, and connect the observations you make to internal processes through tools like JIRA.

The basic process from a high level looks like this:

Ardoq path to compliance

1. Document

Create structured documentation of your systems, processes, and the personal data that flows through your organization. Automate the import of data when possible.

2. Analyze

Use your documentation to identify improvements and issues. Check out this article about graph queries for more information about GAP analysis.

3. Implement

Launch traceable processes for closing gaps with project management tools like JIRA (read more about our JIRA integration).

4. Optimize

The data that you’ve documented can also be used for impact, risk, and security analyses, among other things.

5. Repeat

GDPR requires continuous compliance; this is an ongoing process that will help you stay compliant and aid you in introducing consistent improvements to your systems.

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