Data Mapping is the first step. Why is data mapping important? It provides the foundation of your ongoing GDPR work. To get in control, you first need to know what data you process and how.
Your data mapping process should give you a bird’s-eye view on what data you hold, what it’s for, how it’s used, by whom, where it resides – and where it’s going. Great data mapping means better data management.
A detailed and updated record of processing activities is the foundation for growing under GDPR – increasing transparency, collaboration and communications. It is also necessary of course to fulfil your record keeping obligations under Article 30.