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.by
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.by
Now that we have surpassed the ingrained date of 25th May for GDPR we thought it would be worth outlining five key tenets for companies, large and small, to adhere to with regards their 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.
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.by
Data, data everywhere….and then……what?
That is the issue with digital data. As digital data doubles very year it leads to vast quantities of unstructured data as employees create office documents, PDF’s, videos etc. Searching and classifying this data however presents a challenge particularly as the data within companies is spread across a multitude of on-cloud and on-premises systems and is simply not joined up.by