EU Data protection Directive (EU DPD) 95/46/EC

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Compliance Guide

EU Data protection Directive (EU DPD) 95/46/EC

The European Union Data Protection Directive (EU DPD) 95/46/EC of 1995 is designed to protect the privacy of all personal data collected for or about citizens of the EU.

Data is considered personal when it enables anyone to link information to a specific person. Examples of such data include address, bank statements, credit card numbers etc. The Directive also covers the processing of information such as any manual or automatic operation on personal data, including its collection, recording, organisation, storage, modification, retrieval, use, transmission, dissemination or publication, and even blocking, erasure or destruction. One of the primary principles within the Directive is data security:

Once collected, personal data should be kept safe and secure from potential abuse, theft, or loss.

Organisations must therefore protect themselves from data loss or compromise by implementing and enforcing a data protection strategy that complies with the Directive.

EU Data Protection Directive requirement DESlock+
Secure data at rest within the organisation All commercial versions of DESlock+ include file, folder and removable media encryption as standard to secure data at the endpoint.
Secure data in transit DESlock+ Pro includes full disk and removable media encryption to secure data on the move.
Secure data for mobile / home working practices Commercial DESlock+ licences extend to a second installation on a privately owned PC. Beyond this, DESlock+ Go adds portable encryption to any usb storage device.
Secure transfer of data between locations All versions of DESlock+ include an Outlook Add-in, clipboard encryption compatible with all mail clients including webmail, and attachment encryption for any system.
Block / Limit access to certain data Unique, patented key-sharing technology make it simple to deploy and manage complex, multi-layered teams and workgroups.
Allow access to secure data when requested. The DESlock+ Enterprise Server is designed for remote user management via https. Encryption Keys may be centrally distributed and withdrawn rapidly.
Secure safe storage of personal data DESlock+ is FIPS-140-2 validated and uses reliable, approved and secure industry standard encryption algorithms and methods.
Secure destruction of redundant data The DESlock+ Desktop Shredder tool securely deletes data to the DoD-5220.2 M standard ensuring that it is completely unrecoverable.

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