GDPR Compliance and Implementation for Data Protection

Businesses and public institutions based in the European Union (EU) have doubtlessly heard by now about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new body of privacy regulations that goes into effect on 25 May 2018. This new regulatory regime applies to all companies worldwide that trade in the EU and deal with European customers online.

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If you have customers or partners that operate within the EU’s borders, you need to learn about GDPR today, and start taking steps quickly to bring your business into compliance with it, or face heavy economic penalties.

Businesses must meet a number of new requirements to demonstrate their ongoing compliance with GDPR, reporting on any and all data breach incidents, and storing personal data within the physical confines of the EU.

Requirements for Implementing GDPR

To achieve GDPR compliance in the areas of data storage and data protection (backup), every business, institution and service provider that serves EU citizens should seek infrastructure and services solutions that implement appropriate measures to meet the following technical requirements:

  • Data subject control of personal data storage location
  • Data encryption
  • Data search inside backups
  • Ability to modify personal data
  • Data export in a common format (e.g., ZIP archives)
  • Quick data recovery

The May 25, 2018 deadline for GDPR compliance is looming, and the penalties for non-compliance are significant.

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