In May 2018, a new European Union (EU) privacy regulation went into effect with broad-reaching implications for organizations around the world.
The regulation, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), introduced new requirements on privacy, security and compliance for organizations that offer goods and services to European Union (EU) residents.
Digital technology has enabled the world to innovate faster and more cost-effectively. And, all of this has created a complex new environment. The rules and regulations, like GDPR, that are used to govern technology are also evolving, creating complicated requirements with sometimes blurry boundaries and outcomes.
Connected devices and services have provided organizations with valuable data on individuals, creating new opportunities to personalize service and drive new business models. This has simultaneously raised new security and privacy concerns, which GDPR is responding to.
In many cases, this data collection evolved over years across multiple IT systems with variable levels of security and compliance. It doesn’t matter whether data is created, processed, stored, managed, and protected on desktops, mobile devices, on-premises servers, or in the cloud. GDPR holds your organization to the same standard across all of your IT environments.
So it’s important to be – and stay – prepared. As a Microsoft partner, we can help.
Simplify your GDPR journey
The most direct way to simplify your GDPR compliance journey is to consolidate your independent technologies that provide necessary business capabilities into as few platforms as possible – reducing the total cost and complexity of implementing appropriate security and compliance controls.
Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise is a complete intelligent solution, including Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, highly secure.
Even before GDPR, information loss was already the most expensive consequence of cyber-crime, closely followed by business disruption and loss of employee productivity.
GDPR enforcement began May 25, 2018. Is your organization ready? An ideal starting point is a detailed assessment of your GDPR readiness.
As one of Microsoft’s Top 50 Office 365 Security partners, Centric Consulting has the skilled personnel, process knowledge, and Microsoft technology expertise to evaluate your GDPR readiness and help you on your path to become, and stay, compliant.
In our Office 365 GDPR Readiness Assessment, we’ll work with you to evaluate your organization’s privacy posture, uncover risks, provide expert guidance around the GDPR, and offer recommendations specific to your organization.