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The GDPR General Data Protection Regulation and Cybersecurity

Get an overview of the GDPR, how it may affect your organization and why cybersecurity is key to compliance preparedness

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s data protection law that will take effect next year — enforcement begins May 25, 2018. The regulations it enacts are designed to protect the privacy of EU citizens by imposing a unified set of rules on all organizations processing EU personal data, regardless of location. In fact, the GDPR has the potential to reach far beyond the borders of EU countries, because any company that offers goods and services to European citizens could be subject to its regulations. And violations can be serious — administrative fines can be up to €20 million or 4 percent of annual worldwide revenue, whichever is greater.

To help clarify mandates of the GDPR and how your security posture can impact compliance, CrowdStrike® has created a new report, “The GDPR Data Protection Regulation and Cybersecurity.” The report provides an overview of the regulations and their scope, and explains how cybersecurity is a key component of being adequately prepared for the GDPR. It also explains why it’s never too early to start preparing your cybersecurity strategy for ensuring compliance.

Read this report to learn:

  • The people, organizations and data that are subject to GDPR rules
  • The six principles the GDPR prescribes for processing personal data
  • What notification mandates are enforced when a data breach occurs
  • How the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform can help your organization fulfill GDPR requirements and ensure compliance going forward