Data protection in Europe is set for a major step up in 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] becomes law. Non-compliance could lose you customers and cost your organization a lot in fines. So, make sure you’re fully prepared with our new GDPR Guide.

Eric Boonstra, CEO, EvoSwitch

Get Ready for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] – the EU’s new regulation covering protection of personal data – becomes law in May next year. The new legislation tackles inconsistencies in the current data security landscape. It tries to ensure the secure free flow of data between member states while protecting the personal data of EU citizens. It includes new responsibilities for data processors (as opposed to data controllers), the right to be forgotten, the right to data portability, and new directions on acquiring positive consent from people who share their data.

Not everyone is ready. According to Gartner, more than 50 percent of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements by the deadline.

This could be costly. Failure to meet the GDPR’s standards could lead to fines of up to €20 million or 4% of your global annual turnover.

Plan and Implementation

If you do not have a full plan yet you need to make one and start implementing it soon.

As experts in the physical hosting of data, we believe that data center operators should take a proactive role, offering support and advice wherever possible. So, to help you keep ahead of the competition we have put together a short GDPR Guide.

EvoSwitch GDPR Guide

The guide draws from a wide range of sources to provide a 12-step overview of the process organisations should follow. Plus a comprehensive 20 point checklist for compliance. It only takes 15 minutes to read and is designed to be accessible to all managers. Not just those with a particular technical or legal specialism. It also includes a list of resources and links for background and follow-up.

I hope you can find the time to download and read the guide. But also draw it to the attention of colleagues who will be affected by the new regulation. And if you or your colleagues have any questions about this paper or related issues, in particular where they affect your colocation policies and procedures, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Eric Boonstra

CEO, EvoSwitch

Download your Copy of the GDPR Guide Here

Eric Boonstra is the CEO of EvoSwitch. His focus on attracting international customers to EvoSwitch has been helped by his multi-sectoral experience, which includes senior management roles in Siemens, Staples and ABN AMRO View full bio