What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest overhaul of EU data protection law in more than 20 years. It created a unified data protection legislation covering all individuals in the European Union and took effect on 25 May 2018.

Impact of GDPR

New European Union privacy laws have global impact. The extraterritorial nature of the Regulation means GDPR will affect any business that has access to or processes the personal data of an EU resident, regardless of where the business is located or how the data is collected.

GDPR is designed to increase the protection of personal data for all EU residents regardless of where it is collected or stored. The extraterritorial nature of the regulation will be felt globally, because all companies that capture data of EU residents will be required to comply with the legislation. Are you ready?

GDPR doesn’t start with technology

GDPR is a legal compliance issue, achieved through a robust data privacy compliance framework. Technology can help maintain compliance, but technology deployment alone will not satisfy all GDPR requirements.

To comply with GDPR, it's essential to create the right legal foundation.

A data privacy partner you can trust

Choosing the right partner is key to your success. NetApp is one of less than 100 companies globally to earn the distinguished Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) approval. BCRs are an EU recognition of a set of stringent, intracorporate policies that enable multinational organizations to prove that personal data across borders complies with EU data protection laws. We’ve done it. We can help you.

How GDPR impacts IT

You are responsible for the data you collect, process, and manage, wherever it resides. Your responsibility also extends to your partners that collect or process data on your behalf.

Together with a rich portfolio of solutions and best-of-breed technology partners, NetApp can help you architect the right solutions to maximize the value of your data, while maintaining strict GDPR compliance.

How do I get started?

Our unique approach to privacy compliance and data management through the NetApp® Data Fabric enables businesses to easily access data and to improve the visibility, security, and portability of that data.

Start down the right path by checking that your IT organization is ready for GDPR and engaging NetApp Business Consulting Services to begin planning and designing your IT data privacy initiative.

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