On May 25, 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect for all parties responsible for data processing, replacing the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive and national data protection laws. In addition to the private sector, the GDPR will also fundamentally affect the public sphere. In order to ensure the full applicability of the GDPR, member states must partially adapt their national law.
The new GDPR applies to all persons and organizations that collect, process and store personal data. By definition, personal data is all information relating to a person, whether it relates to their personal or professional life. This includes names, photos, e-mail addresses, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical data and IP addresses, even if these are dynamic.
Do you feel not to be ready for the May 25th deadline when the GDPR goes into force? Do you know what you have to to do to be compliant and not to get penalized? Do you need strategic and operational consultation for compliance and security?
SEP is here to help. SEP sesam secures business-critical information, applications, databases and systems that include all types of information, from sales and customer relationships, to production and management, to financial and business transactions. A comprehensive business continuity strategy is critical that focuses on Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), which are essential in a disaster recovery scenario.
SEP’s cross-platform Hybrid Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution, SEP sesam, is optimized for securing virtualized and physical environments and ensures compliance with legal requirements in heterogeneous IT environments. Encryption is a key technical element. SEP Encryption is performed with cutting edge Si3 deduplication and replication technologies and secure data retention is achieved by encryption of the SEP Si3 DedupStore. After breaking down the data stream into blocks and compressing each block, each individual block can be encrypted using a definable key. To restore the data, the key can be stored in the database of the backup server and the data owners must authorize a restore with their personal key. This encryption guarantees BSI compliance. There are a number of other technological approaches SEP can help you meet legal requirements.
In this whitepaper, lawyer and IT law specialist, Dr. Jens Bücking, has clearly and comprehensively outlined the most important information about the EU GDPR. Preparations should begin now to ensure compliance before the GDPR goes into force. Download the whitepaper and stay well informed.