The General Data Protection Regulation Is your business ready?
On 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect and all business’s trading with or in the European Union will have to be compliant. Although many of the concepts under the current Data Protection Directive will remain the same, there are some key changes that company’s need to be prepared for to avoid fines in future. Encrypting data can satisfy many requirements of the GDPR, for Databax – DESlock Encryption by ESET is the best way to safely encrypt your data and secure your hard drives, removable media, files and email.
Why encrypt your data?
Data is a critical part of all businesses and is now their most valuable asset. Although the current regulation does not require businesses to encrypt data, the seventh data protection principle requires company’s to take appropriate measures to ensure any personal data they hold secure. Due to the low cost of encryption and its accessibility, if data is not encrypted and a breach occurs, the ICO takes the view that the data was not appropriately secured and regulatory action will follow.
Encryption is now becoming so vital for businesses as from 25th May 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect, replacing the current EU data protection law, the Data Protection Directive. The aim of the GDPR is to update the regulation and unify the EU under one harmonised law. Currently, as there are 28 member states within the European Union, companies encounter difficulties ensuring they are compliant with a patchwork-quilt continent of approaches to the directive.
- One continent, one law – a single European law for all 28 member states.
- Stronger enforcement of the rules – Data Protection authorities will be able to fine companies who don’t comply up to 4% of their global annual turnover or €10 million, whichever is higher
- The right to know when data has been hacked – organisations must notify the national supervisory authority of data breaches and communicate to the data subject as soon as possible
- Notification of data breaches – the National Authority must be notified of data breaches as soon as possible, any notification beyone 72 hours after the incident must be accompanied by justification for the delay
- Data protection by design and default – data protection safeguards must be built into products and services from the earliest stage of development
- No exceptions – If non EU companies are active in the EU market, even if they’re goods & services offered are free, the same law and regulations still apply
DESlock Encryption by ESET
With the GDPR coming into effect next year, businesses are being advised to take action now to secure their data and ensure they are compliant in order avoid fines under the new regulations. As encryption is the easiest and safest way to secure data, Databax use DESLock encryption, secure in the knowledge that both our own and our customers data is encrypted and another layer of security is added to our systems. DESLock is a simple and easy to use encryption application and is a cost effective way to prevent data breaches for all sizes of organisation.
Secure data across all devices, wherever you are
Whether on the move, in the office or at home, DESlock encryption ensures your data is secured. DESlock encryption includes file, folder, full disk & removable media encryption
Secure transfer of data across locations
DESlock includes clipboard, attachment and removable media encryption, securing data across all mail clients and data stored on CD or DVD.
Secure data through controlled access
DESlock encrypts data and management are able to distribute keys to certain data when required. Similarly keys can be withdrawn and access blocked at any time.
Secure safe storage of personal data
DESlock is FIPS-140-2 validated and uses reliable, approved and secure industry standard encryption algorithms.
Secure destruction of redundant data
DESlock’s Shredder Tool securely deletes data to the DoD-5220.22-M standard, ensuring its completely unrecoverable.
Despite the UK opting to leave the European Union, the implementation of the GDPR on UK businesses will not change, and all organisations must be compliant. All it takes for your company to be in breach of the regulations is one USB stick to go missing. If any device containing personal data is lost, hacked, stolen or missing, the ICO must be notified within 72 hours, the credibility of the business is destroyed and a fine of up to €10,000,000 will follow.
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