General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

"87 percent of data breaches were considered avoidable"

Verizon Business 2008 Data Breach Report

Compliance Guide

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the EU's 1995 Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. The GDPR has been developed to strengthen and unify online privacy rights and data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU) while streamlining the data protection obligations of businesses serving EU citizens through a single Regulation instead of 28 different National laws.

On 8 April 2016 the Council adopted the GDPR and an associated Directive. And on 14 April 2016 the Regulation and the Directive were adopted by the European Parliament.

On 4 May 2016, the official texts of the Regulation and the Directive were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Regulation will apply from 25 May 2018.

The 28 EU Member States have implemented the 1995 rules differently, making it difficult and costly for EU businesses to operate across internal borders and considerable gross differences in enforcement. It is estimated that the elimination of this fragmentation will lead to savings for businesses of around €2.3 billion a year across the European Union.

GDPR 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 Encryption Keys may be centrally distributed and withdrawn rapidly.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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