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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the Data Protection Directive in the EU on May 25, 2018. Since then, organizations across a variety of industries have been subject to meeting its requirements – or face hefty fines and penalties.
Do you know if you are ready for the GDPR? Is your organization at risk of being found noncompliant, or worse, facing a potential data breach of sensitive personal data? Many companies meet these questions with unease.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR aims to give EU citizens control of their personal data, or any private, professional, or public information related to an individual. Personal data can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address.
For organizations to protect and secure this personal data, the GDPR requires them to meet eight different rights. They are:
- The right to be informed*
- The right to access
- The right to rectification
- The right to erasure
- The right to restriction of processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object processing
- The right to not be subject to automated decision making
Go in Depth: GDPR: Understanding the 8 Rights of Data Subjects
Meeting GDPR Requirements with GoAnywhere MFT
GoAnywhere MFT is an all-in-one managed file transfer solution that can help organizations meet seven of the GDPR’s eight rights (excluding the one marked with an asterisk) through a variety of key features.