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What your organisation needs to know

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 and tries to ensure the secure free flow of data between member states while protecting the personal data of EU citizens.

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

There is a lot of information circulating about what you need to do, which is useful but also potentially confusing. So we have prepared this step-by-step overview of the process addressing the key things you should consider and actions you could take.

As experts in the physical hosting of the affected data, we believe that data center operators should take a proactive role, offering support and advice wherever possible. So, in addition to providing this planning paper we offer GDPR-specific consultancy for companies to support their ongoing assessment, planning and implementation efforts on the data floor.

Eric Boonstra
CEO, EvoSwitch