This General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced as of the 25ᵗʰ May 2018. It will consist of critical changes that differ in comparison to the Data Protection Directive of 1995. This could mean that your business will need to make some operational changes in order to comply to the new regulation. The main goal of the directive is to increase the protection of data for users within the European Union.
The GDPR will impact organisations that are handling personal data of any individuals within the European Union. This means that the organisation does not have to be within the EU as it depends on the location of the client’s data.
Many requirements of the GDPR can be satisfied via the use of encryption across hard drives, removable media, files and emails. The simplest way to do this can be done using software named DESlock by ESET. Data encryption across company devices can be managed via DESlock’s management tool, allowing encryption polices to be deployed easily.