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Vendors Issue Studies with GDPR in Sight

April 17, 2018

The new General Data Protection Regulation takes effect next month. And an array of security solution providers have issued studies indicating that most organizations are not ready.

GDPR, which was passed in April of 2016, aims to protect the personal data and digital privacy of people in EU countries by erecting consistent rules for organizations that collect and process data from individuals in these locations.

It covers mail, financial information, mailing addresses, names, online identifiers such as cookie strings and IP addresses, photos, and videos. And both EU companies, and any other organizations to handle data for EU residents, must be GDPR compliant.

Those found to be non-compliant could face fines of up to 4 percent of their annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher.

FileCloud says “businesses in Europe are scrambling to meet GDPR.” And an Imperva survey suggests that only 43 percent of U.S. organizations are preparing for GDPR.

Dataguise, which sells automated software that discovers and detects all personal, confidential, and otherwise sensitive data amassed by global enterprises, this month introduced a SaaS (News - Alert) version of this solution. Delivering it via this on-demand model, Dataguise said, will help companies accelerate compliance their efforts.

“Organizations now require a much more fluid data security and compliance strategy because the volume of sensitive information has exploded beyond expectations and is distributed well outside the traditional datacenter,” said JT Sison, VP, Business Development & Marketing. “We focused our initial SaaS efforts on discovery, since that is the critical first step in any data protection or compliance strategy. But the DgSecure platform also supports the next important steps of data masking, data encryption, and data monitoring on the widest range of data types and repositories, and we look forward to delivering additional SaaS products in the near future.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle