Back in 2000, protection of personal data was established as a fundamental right of all EU citizens. However, each of the 28 EU member states had its own data protection laws to codify that right — making compliance both complex and expensive for organizations that do business in the EU.
That situation is now changing. In April 2016, the European Commission adopted new data protection legislation across the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This white paper explains the key provisions of the regulation and why organizations need to take action today to achieve compliance before May 25, 2018, when steep penalties for non-compliance take effect. It also details what to look for in solutions to help, including capabilities that enable you to:
- Gain visibility across your structured and unstructured data systems
- Monitor user access behavior
- Investigate security violations
- Monitor changes that could affect sensitive data
- Implement a least-privilege model
- And much more