GDPR Compliant with Cisilion and Azure Information Protection
In May 2018, the EU will begin enforcing a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most impactful privacy law for several years, with strict rules for any company collecting or processing personal data. This will require business to have even more rigour around data privacy and what and how data is shared. GDPR will require businesses to demonstrate “how” they are safeguarding personal, customer and client data against these strict requirements.
With many businesses now living in (or moving to) a cloud-first, mobile-first era, this means ensuring that organisations can trust their suppliers, partners and cloud solution providers with their information and data.
As more of our customers are getting their head around how to be (or remain) complaint, Cloud and Privacy/Compliance in the cloud is often top on mind. It is worth remembering (or noting if you didn’t know) that when we talk about the Microsoft Cloud (whether that be Office 365 or Azure), Microsoft’s commitment to their customers is to ensure complete transparency about how they collect and store their data in the cloud, as well as how they can control and safe guard their privacy.
Trust in the Microsoft cloud is built on four key principles:
- Privacy and Control – giving customers access to and control of their data
- Security – continual protection from external cyber threats
- Compliance – unparalleled investment in meeting global standards
- Transparency – clear insight into Microsoft’s policies and procedures
GDPR applies right across organisations, since many different parts of a business deal with different aspects of customer data. From Sales and Marketing, to Projects, Delivery and Support – client data is handled as part of day to day activities so it is important to ensure that we (and our customers) understand the Microsoft privacy policies as well as their own to maintain trust and credibility.
How businesses need to protect personal data, classify this data in the first place and ensure that is adequately secured and accessible only by those that “should” and “need” access to it is and will become high priority for businesses over the next 12 months. With the Enterprise Mobility and Security Suite from Microsoft, Cisilion can help you stay or achieve compliance without impacting productivity of the workforce.
Protect all your sensitive information, anytime, anywhere.
With Azure Information Protection (part of EM&S), your organisation can control and help secure email, documents and sensitive data that you need to share outside your company walls. From easy classification to embedded labels and permissions, Azure Information Protection allows organisations to enhance your data protection at all time no matter where it’s stored or who it’s shared with giving you document protection, instant revocation, activity and access tracking.
Where do I Start?
Schedule a visit to our Innovation Centre to find out more, or talk to us to arrange a demo or pilot within your organisation.
Rob Quickended, Chief Strategy Officer at Cisilion
Register for Cisilion's GDPR event
In 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into effect, updating European privacy regulations for the first time in more than two decades.
Join Cisilion for a unique event in Heron Tower London on Wednesday 10th May at 2:00 PM to learn how Cisco and Microsoft are helping organisations deal with rising threats.