General Data Protection Regulation

Resources to help you understand the regulation, define your action plan, how GDPR impacts cloud computing and how Skyhigh can help you comply.

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation will take effect, a privacy law that defines principles and specific rules for any organization, globally, who collects or analyzes data on European Union individuals. Cloud computing can provide a set of challenges that Skyhigh’s solutions can help address.


GDPR Overview, top ten provisions, who does it affect? Consequences of noncompliance – a quick overview of the main points

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Taking Action

Conforming to the GDPR is a serious undertaking that should be driven by senior management in conjunction with the governance, risk, and compliance teams.  IT and information security have a large part to play because of their technical capabilities and ability to monitor, control and secure data, devices and track user access and file movement.

An important requirement of the action plan is planning and documenting the procedures being deployed to keep personal data safe. The second part of our book “GDPR – An Action Guide for IT” suggests the basis of an Action Plan to implement appropriate policies, procedures and security measures.

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Additional Resources

Q&A Session: GDPR - What the Board Needs to Know

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One Year to GDPR – The GLOBAL Law on Data Protection

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GDPR – Global privacy law for audiences outside the EU

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Three clarifying documents from the EU

On December 15, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (“Working Party”) issued a press release announcing its December 13, 2016, adoption and release of three sets of guidelines...

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Only 6% of clouds conform with GDPR

The overwhelming majority of 20,000 cloud services evaluated by cloud security firm Skyhigh Networks do not meet the stricter requirements to protect data set out under...

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GDPR series part 1: Major aspects of GDPR regulations, implications and definitions

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force throughout the European Union on May 25th 2018...

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GDPR series part 2: the power shift to citizens and role of the supervisory bodies

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force throughout the European Union and European Economic...

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