EU Compliance & General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), introduced in 2016, will be effective starting on 25th May, 2018. The regulation is of global interest as it impacts any company handling data of European citizens – regardless of where the company is based. Organizations that don’t comply with the GDPR will be fined, and the penalty is hefty. If a company chooses to forgo compliance, for whatever reason, they can be fined up to four percent of their global annual turnover. Compliance preparation starts with developing and following a data protection strategy. A solid and efficient strategy includes data encryption and wiping.
GDPR Encryption & How to Comply
Encrypting data covered under the GDPR before it migrates outside of controller possession is a must. In the event of a data breach, the data controller must release a data breach notification to the individuals whose data was compromised. The details of the GDPR, however, allow for exemption of data breach notification responsibilities, hence fines, if the customer data has been encrypted. To help you meet GDPR requisites and avoid fines, Jetico delivers:
- BestCrypt Container Encryption for selected files and folders
- BestCrypt Volume Encryption for superior whole disk encryption
GDPR Right to Erasure & How to Comply
The regulation also introduced rights for individuals seeking to have personal data erased. This 'Right to be Forgotten' has stipulations, but can be practically stated as a person’s right to obligate a data controller to erase personal data in a timely manner. In the event of an erasure order, all of the data in question must be removed entirely. Deleting data is more complex than it sounds, and improper removal leads to data remanence (residual representations of data that remain despite removal attempts). To help you meet the GDPR Right to Erasure, BCWipe wipes selected files and folders beyond forensic recovery.
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