By 2025, an average person anywhere in the world will interact with connected devices nearly 4,800 times per day – one interaction every 18 seconds. 90% of the data exchanged will have the potential to negatively impact individual citizens if unsecure, meaning that the majority of data will require additional security measures.
The General Data Protection Regulation
One of today’s greatest security risks lies at the intersection of big data and the individual’s right to data protection. Because of the rapid rate at which technology has advanced, there are very few regulations written to address data protection adequately. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of rules developed to give residents of the EU more control over personal information – and extends the reach of the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive to further protect citizens’ rights to personal data protection and implement stricter policies for the organizations collecting and storing data.
The GDPR was ratified in 2016 and went into effect on May 25, 2018. This legislation shifts the burden of responsibility from consumers granting access to personal data to the entities collecting, processing and controlling personal data. For companies collecting and storing the personal data of at least one EU citizen, this regulation is requiring organizations to rethink the way personal data is approached.
Gensuite Solutions for Comprehensive Global Data Protection
- Privacy Shield Certification
- Privacy Impact Assessments
- Monthly/bi-monthly penetration & vulnerability testing
- Commitment to personal data protection
- Investment in the future of security
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