GDPR compliance

Google fined $5 billion as the EU flexes its regulatory muscles

On July 18, an announcement flashed across the internet that the European Union (EU) slapped Google with a $5 billion antitrust fine for bundling its products into its popular Android phones. Although this may not seem relevant to small business owners who have European customers, this penalty incorporates two valuable lessons as the new era of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement unfolds.

Here’s why your business should be paying attention.

GDPR is a Golden Opportunity for Resellers and Service Providers

GDPR, Europe’s imminent new privacy regulation, presents several urgent challenges to your business customers and prospects. This presents a great opportunity for you to improve their GDPR compliance posture with Acronis products and services. We’ve created a raft of GDPR educational and marketing materials to make your job easier. 

 

Ransomware Can Risk Your GDPR ComplianceWhen the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect next month, organizations that handle the personal data of any EU citizens – whether you capture it yourself or process it on behalf of another company – will have to get much more serious about protecting it. That includes building robust defenses to protect against security breaches.

Your GDPR compliance can depend on defending your EU customers’ personal data against ransomware. This Tale of Two Companies infographic explains why.

Acronis on GDPR Right to be Forgotten

(Part 2 of 2)

 

With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially taking effect on 25 May 2018, there are several questions regarding how the right to be forgotten affects personal data stored in backup archives.

We explored these questions in part one of this series. Now we’ll look at how to address them.

Acronis on GDPR Right to be Forgotten

(Part 1 of 2)

 

The arrival of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is imminent: the official cutover date is 25 May 2018. In previous blog posts, we’ve explained the majority of its new obligations and roles, but one question requires special attention: the so-called “right to be forgotten”.

We'll take a look at what that means for your backup files.

GDPR Primer — General Concepts

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The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25, 2018 and it’s going to affect every business and institution that captures the personal information (like payment card data or government identification numbers) of individual EU citizens. In a digital age in which customer data is considered a core asset, businesses will be forced to review their procedures and technology infrastructure to ensure that data is processed and managed to comply with these new regulations or face stiff financial penalties.

GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018 and it’s going to affect every business operating in the EU or dealing with EU customers. The new regulation replaces the outdated European Data Protection Directive that was adopted in 1995, and is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across the EU member states, protecting EU citizens’ personal data.

Acronis is committed to full GDPR compliance — both as a company dealing with EU customers and as a vendor providing data protection technology to other businesses that are subject to GDPR regulation. Acronis Products and Services provide everything needed to perform personal data processing in accordance with the new regulations.