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The importance of a data protection platform for GDPR compliance - unified data protection controls will smooth the path to compliance

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This report is sponsored for free download by Digital Guardian.

The threat landscape is becoming more complex, with threats increasing in volume, sophistication and severity. Data produced, collected and stored by organisations is particularly valuable for criminals that are looking to get their hands on it for financial gain. All organisations need to evaluate and redouble their data security and protection capabilities.

The regulatory landscape is also becoming increasingly complex. Regarding data protection, the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR) is considerably more stringent and has been expanded in scope to include any organisation that processes and stores personal data related to EU citizens. The GDPR includes provisions for fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover or 20 million euros, whichever is higher. It comes into effect in May 2018, which means that organisations must be preparing for compliance now.

This document outlines how an integrated data protection platform can take the pain out of compliance, helping them to avoid data breaches that can be highly damaging both financially and reputationally. It is intended to be read by all those who are preparing to meet data protection challenges, not just those based in the EU.

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