The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data protection and privacy law that every company operating in the EU or handling the personal data of EU citizens has to comply with. After witnessing the growing number of cyber attacks in recent years, the EU has come up with this new regulation to keep their citizens' peronal data secure. The GDPR will go into effect on May 25, 2018.
It depends. First things first
If you answered "yes" to either of the questions above, then yes, you are required to comply with the GDPR.
Companies have to follow six basic principles right after May 25, 2018 to achieve GDPR compliance and continue their operations in the EU. These principles are meant to give users full control over their peronal data, especially the information that is stored in companies' databases.
Six principles of GDPR
Read more about these principles and their connection to the GDPR here.
Along with the six principles above, companies also have to provide individual rights to EU citizens.
While companies are working their way towards GDPR compliance, Desktop Central—our very own endpoint management solution—can help you keep your users' personal data secure so you can stay GDPR compliant. Manage your servers, desktops, laptops, smartphones, and even tablets, all from one central location and maintain GDPR compliance for long time.
Desktop Central has an array of desktop management features to make GDPR compliance simple for you
Desktop Central's mobile device management features helps to secure data on your mobile devices and sustain GDPR compliance for your company.
While achieving baseline GDPR compliance is a great place to start, maintaining compliance for the long term is the real challenge. Luckily, with Desktop Central by your side, staying GDPR compliant is easier than you might think.
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Fully complying with the GDPR requires a variety of solutions, processes, people, and technologies. As mentioned above, endpoint security and management serves as the foundation for complying with the GDPR. Together with other appropriate solutions, processes, and people, endpoint management not only helps reinforce your IT security but also prevent data breaches. This material is provided for informational purpose only and should not be considered as legal advice for GDPR compliance. ManageEngine makes no warranties, express, implied, or statutory, as to the information in this material.