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What is GDPR?
The GDPR is EU legislation drafted to regulate the data privacy protections of EU residents. The GDPR is set to go into effect in May 2018.
The General Data Protection Regulation is legislation developed to strengthen and standardise data privacy protections for residents of the European Union. The GDPR is meant as a replacement for the European Data Protection Directive, which was created in 1995 and represents the last major EU legislation regarding personal data privacy. Compliance with the GDPR is paramount to anyone doing business in EU countries.
Compliance with the GDPR
In addition to scaling up the security surrounding customers’ data, the GDPR stipulates that, in the event of a security breach, customers must be notified within 72 hours. Everyone who plans to do business in the European Union and/or work with European Union residents’ data should make sure they are in compliance with the GDPR before it goes into effect in May 2018. This means identifying data risk and scaling up technology so that it adequately protects said data. Noncompliance will mean fines of up to 20 million euro or 4% of the company’s revenue (whichever number is greater).
HPE GDPR compliance solutions
The HPE infrastructure stack, including servers, storage, and networking, has been validated against the NIST 800-53 controls foundation for accelerating regulatory compliance initiatives like EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).
Secondary storage that does real work: Zero-copy cloning and flash performance let you use your backup data for development/test, QA, analytics, and more.
Tier 1 all-flash data storage array that scales from midsize to the largest enterprises and service providers.
Backup appliances that offer simple affordable and flexible data protection with rapid recovery and application integration.
Proven tape technology to retain your data for longer and protect your business for less.
A software-defined storage platform designed to lower the costs of today’s petabyte-scale storage needs as well as accommodate future data growth.
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This is the fifth blog of a series that provides the basics of information security in the cloud. In this series, we will provide definitions and best practices for many of the elements that should be considered as part of a cloud security programme.
Discover how you can achieve GDPR compliance by classifying and taking action on customer data in accordance with requirements through modular solutions.
The GDPR regulation not only impacts companies in Europe but also those in the U.S. and the rest of the world that do business in Europe. Find out how HPE Gen10 can help you get ready and avoid massive fines.