Data Reporter: Ensuring GDPR Compliance in Minutes

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Michael Traunau, CEO
GDPR is a complex undertaking because it is elaborate and is modified frequently. For that reason, GDPR compliance becomes a moving target for most organizations. Adding to the challenges is the upcoming ePrivacy regulation which is aimed at protecting personal data in electronic communications. Due to cost and other challenges, many organizations are now looking for a solution that will help them achieve and sustain GDPR compliance at all times. The Austria based company DataReporter is leading the market with its ability to simplify GDPR compliance through automation.

According to GDPR, any website hosted within the European region or addressed to European citizens needs to have a Privacy Statement and Cookie Banner to let the online visitors know how their unique information (including their online behavior) will be leveraged for various purposes. WebCare not only makes a website GDPR compliant in 10 minutes but also tracks the latest compliance requirements and does the changes to the website accordingly. It records all the modifications mandated by the local authorities and the European Union and ensures they are actualized on the web, sparing the clients from the compliance management overhead. “Our in-house lawyers screen all the jurisdictions and modify the cookie texts (including Facebook and Google Analytics). So when a client website uses Google Analytics, the text in the Privacy Statement is always up-to-date,” Michael Traunau CEO.

GDPR also demands that every company keeps its Record of processing activities —a central document for GDPR compliance—up to date. DataReporter’s product PrivacyComplete can create and maintain those documents as per the requirements. Companies evolve, many a time spreading into multiple subsidiary businesses which also need to function as per the GDPR guidelines. In such a scenario, the administrative department goes through a nightmare in completing the legal duties and many other related compliance procedures.


We have an efficient cockpit that guarantees transparency and simplicity while keeping the risks at a bare minimum


However, with DataReporter Privacy, once the parent company achieves GDPR compliance, the changes are automatically implemented throughout the chain of subsidiaries. “We have an efficient cockpit that guarantees transparency and simplicity while keeping the risks at a bare minimum,” says Traunau. “Every internal stakeholder is apprised of the latest updates on compliance through e-mail.”

Another key concern taken care of by DataReporter’s software solution is ‘rights of data subjects’, where a company’s customers and partners can demand their personal data to be deleted at any time across their systems. That said, for an employee working in the backend, it is next to impossible to know which data belongs to which client or user, and then delete it. Because DataReporter keeps track of all the data, “We have devised efficient workflows in our solution to extract relevant data and send it to the person requesting for it, at the lightening speed,” informs Traunau.

Striding ahead, DataReporter is focusing on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company, in collaboration with a local university, became the first in Europe to experiment with AI for data privacy, streamlined client onboarding, and effective GDPR compliance. As more companies from a particular industry are on-boarded into Data Reporter’s solution, AI can help the solution learn the common elements in all those companies, thereby reducing the onboarding time to a fraction of what it used to take previously. With such a robust strategy, DataReporter aims to streamline GDPR automation further.

Company
Data Reporter

Headquarters
Wels, Austria

Management
Michael Traunau, CEO

Description
Data Reporter provides organizations with software that is capable of making their website GDPR compliant in 10 minutes and enabling them to remain GDPR compliant over time. The Austria-based DataReporter is leading the market with its ability to simplify GDPR compliance through automation. DataReporter’s product Privacy Complete has the ability to create and maintain those documents as per the requirements. With DataReporter Privacy, once the parent company achieves GDPR compliance, the changes are automatically implemented throughout the chain of subsidiaries

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