How to Become GDPR Compliant

Is your business GDPR compliant? If you offer any goods or services to European customers (or collect their personal data), you need to read this article.

Is your business GDPR compliant? If you do offer any goods or services to people living in the European Union (EU), or collect any sort of private data on them, you need to read this article.

Whether you’re located in the EU or not, if you do not comply with this law by the 25 May 2018, you could be fined up to 4% of your company’s yearly turnover, or up to €20 million, whichever is higher.

To learn how BackupAssist can help you comply with the GDPR, keep reading.

What is GDPR? (The Short Version)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European privacy law. This law is designed to strengthen and give new rights to individuals on how their personal information is handled.

The GDPR is the world’s strictest data privacy law to date. That means you need to start planning for it today. The GDPR is already adopted and will be enforced from 25 May 2018.

We’ve written a comprehensive blog article on what the GDPR is and many of the new laws you need to comply with.

Am I Affected?

Yes, if you offer any sort of goods or services to EU citizens, or collect private data on them. This law is globally applied, which means you can be operating out of the U.S. and still be affected by this law.

The GDPR applies to any sort of organization, whether you’re a small or large commercial entity, a not-for-profit, or a government agency. It also affects people who handle data, such as IT administrators.

Private information includes (but is not limited to) names, IP addresses, emails, phone numbers, or even blood types.

What Do I Need To Do?

You need to read up on all the GDPR regulations you now need to follow. Below is a list of some of the major GDPR obligations you now have to meet. Following this list will go a long way to making sure your organization is GDPR compliant.

One of the major things you will need to consider is how you store people’s personal information both in-flight and at-rest,

How We Help You Become GDPR Compliant

Under the GDPR, you have to be able to quickly provide your customers access to their personal data if they request it. This data also needs to be securely stored, and can’t be accidentally deleted.

Translation: Your business cannot suffer large amounts of downtime, and you need to encrypt and properly preseve people’s personal data. You also need a disaster recovery plan by law (Article 32[1]).

That’s where BackupAssist can help. Our backup and disaster recovery software allows you to bounce back from any disaster. It also provides military-grade encryption for your data.

Your GDPR Obligations How We Help
You have to be able to rapidly restore people’s personal data if it is ever lost.
Also, you must safeguard personal data against accidental destruction.
(GDPR Article 32[2])
  • Spin up lost or damaged VMs in seconds with Rapid VM Recovery.
  • Restoring individual files, folders or drives is simple with BackupAssist
  • Our software is automated. Just set up a backup plan, and enjoy peace of mind.
  • Create Bootable Backups (combined boot disk & backup media) to make disaster recovery as simple as plugging in a USB hard drive.
You need to encrypt people’s personal data so it cannot be compromised during a security breach.
(GDPR Article 32[1b])
  • Our backup software offers AES-256 encryption.
  • It encrypts your data during the backup process. If you’re backing it up over a network, it also encrypts it in transit.
  • If you’re storing your data in the cloud, our encrypted containers make sure your customer’s private data cannot be accessed even by the cloud provider.
  • When backing up to a USB hard drive, our software uses Bitlocker disk encryption to maximize your security.
You need to provide confidentiality and integrity for people’s data.
(GDPR Article 32[1])
  • Our CryptoSafeGuard feature protects your backups against ransomware, keeping them clean from infection and preventing unauthorized access.
You must inform authorities and affected customers within 72 hours of becoming aware of a data breach.
(GDPR Article 32 & 33)
  • Our CryptoSafeGuard tool immediately sends you an SMS and email upon detecting signs of a ransomware infection.

Backupassist can help you with more than just meeting your GDPR requirements. Our software is the top ranked backup and disaster recovery software for windows servers. Built for SMBs, you can try it out as part of our fully featured 30-day trial.

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