Preparing for GDPR – A Look at Our Company’s Journey

Like millions of other businesses we spent considerable time and effort ensuring that our internal operations were in compliance with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 25 and, equally importantly, that they were positioned to remain in compliance after that date.  Along the way we encountered and resolved – at least to our satisfaction – some challenging questions about what the regulators intended and how we could best comply with both the letter and the spirit of the law.  Here are a few quick observations based on our experience.

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Building an Audio Streaming or Video Streaming service with the File Fabric Multi-Cloud API

Our CEO recently published a blog post on how the Storage Made Easy multicloud API can be used to build streaming audio and video Apps that unifies audio and video content from disparate clouds into a single namespace which could be used as part of an audio or video streaming service. The post provides links for downloads of the Apps built (also contained at the foot of this post).

You can check out the associated video below.

You can download the Audio streaming App here
You can download the video streaming App here

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White Paper: A practical Guide for GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been approved by the European Union and, once it comes into force in May 2018, will give data subjects significant new rights over how their personal data is collected, processed, and transferred by data controllers and processors. It demands significant data protection safeguards to be implemented by organizations. The time to get ready is now, as the consequences of getting it wrong are significant.

GDPR is coming fast, it almost certainly applies to your organization, and the consequences of getting it wrong are severe.

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OpenStack Vancouver Summit 2018 presentation: OpenStack and the GDPR

Below are the slides and the video presentation of the Storage Made Easy OpenStack Vancouver Summit presentation.

We also announced an open source rules repository for PII information. It is available on Github here.

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GDPR Watch – Auditing Data Access

To satisfy the GDPR companies will need to track who had access to personal data, when, and why.

Access is controlled by Identity Management authorisations and access control, but the actual access to the data should be logged. Automatic Audit logging tracks user activities for any and all file events and enables extranal audit and/or subject access requests to be satisfied easily and effectively.

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