Osterman Research concluded this research project in January 2017 into the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) its impact on information security and data protection programs. Data classification is an important privacy enhancing technology as it helps organisations prevent against data breaches and demonstrate compliance. janusNET was a sponsor of this research which included an analysis of end user organisations and their preparedness for the implementation of GDPR. The white paper also highlights the key factors that risk managers, and IT security teams, should be considering to comply with the GDPR.
Protecting personal data has been an important issue in the European Union (EU) for more than 20 years, and the recently ratified General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes data protection to an entirely new level. In addition to a new set of legal requirements that necessitate both organizational and technological responses, the GDPR is applicable to almost every organization around the world that collects or processes data on residents domiciled within the EU, including permanent residents, visitors and expatriates. Compliance is thus predicated on the geographical location of the individuals about whom an organization holds personal data, not the domicile of registration for the organization.