Is your organization ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? There’s a reason we’ve written so much about GDPR recently. According to Gartner, around half of companies won’t be compliant by the May 25, 2018 deadline. Unfortunately, GDPR isn’t a moment in time or a binary switch–your company can’t prepare for May 25th and stop worrying about it on May 26th. GDPR compliance is an ongoing state that your organization needs to maintain–forever.
To make things more complicated, how you maintain GDPR compliance likely isn’t static either. The spirit of GDPR is “privacy by design,” while the digital transformation most organizations are going through relies on the concept of “digital trust,” or becoming more comfortable with data in the cloud. These two forces might seem inherently at odds with one another–how can you maintain data privacy while becoming more comfortable with data moving outside of the corporate network.
We don’t have the answer here for you today, although it is a topic that we’ll cover more on this blog in the near future. Here’s what we can tell you: You can prepare for the short-term and long-term effects of GDPR compliance regulations with endpoint recovery and visibility. Take Marel, for example. The leading global provider of processing systems for the meat, poultry and fish industries, Marel has offices in 30 countries, with 55 percent of those located in the European Union (EU). Marel relies on Code42 to protect the data for its highly mobile workforce from data loss, but also as part of its broader GDPR compliance efforts. Learn how and why Marel believes that Code42 is a key part of its GDPR compliance plan by reading the case study today. Then, be sure to check back on the blog as we continue to dive into the ongoing ramifications of this game-changing data protection regulation.