Using information classification for GDPR

When considering compliance with the GDPR, many security providers focus on the potential €20 million fine imposed in the event of a breach. While this daunting figure is certainly attention-grabbing, it’s important to remember that the purpose of the GDPR isn’t to charge this fine, but rather to improve levels of information security and only pursue those in breach of regulations.

In line with the general global trend to strengthen privacy regulation, the EU GDPR is designed to standardise data protection laws across EU member states. By requiring companies to inform the regulator of a data breach within 72 hours - and individual data subjects ‘without undue delay’ – GDPR compliance means companies must now place a strong emphasis on preventing information loss incidents.

Compliance with the GDPR requires a sharp focus on information security. By reducing the risk of accidental data loss, information classification can support GDPR compliance and help to improve information security in your organisation.

Solutions to Support Your GDPR Compliance

Whether in documents, files or emails, information classification is a fast and straightforward way to identify sensitive material. Once this information has been classified, it can be controlled effectively by supporting IT security systems, reducing the potential for information loss which helping your GDPR compliance.

Janusnet offers a range of solutions that can assist you in compliance with the GDPR while enhancing your company’s information security efforts as a whole. For more information, view our Janusseal  and Janusgate solutions pages, or contact us to discuss your GDPR compliance requirements.