On 25th may, 2018 a new body of the privacy regulation will be in effect. This is the one of which all the businesses and the private institutions which are based in the EU (European Union) must have heard about it. This body is GDPR (general data protection regulation) and it applies to all the businesses which deal with the customers of EU or deal in European Union.  So if you have the customers within the borders of the European Union then you must know about it otherwise your business will have to face a lot of economic penalties which in turn will affect the profitability of the business. For instance, you may be fined heavy amount which will lead to loss.

GDPR focuses on various things and will really help you in your business. As compared to other privacy legislations, the implications of the GDPR compliance for data protection and storage infrastructure protect the individual privacy rights. The data stored with the companies is of different types. It may include your private, personal, social information, medical records, government records, cultural information etc. If the businesses want to use the personal data of the individuals then the permission need to be taken from the respective individual. Their right of “right to be forgotten” must be honoured so that the customers feel safe with you. This right means that the personal data of the customer must be deleted on the request of the user.

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Understand the terminology of GDPR

If you want to know more about general data protection regulation then, the implications of the GDPR compliance for data protection and storage infrastructure must be studied properly. There are various important terms which need to be understood properly. It is very important for you to know properly the terms related to GDPR as the data protection officer who will provide all the reports regarding the data breaches and will help in safeguarding the personal data of the EU citizens. Following are the important terminology related to GDPR:-

  • Processor – A cloud service provider which is a commercial business acts as the contractor to the controller. This means any other company has captured the important personal and sensitive data of the EU citizens with them. For instance, storage providers, application hosters etc.
  • Data subject – Any citizen of European Union is identified only with the private and personal data. This includes different information such as health care system patient, an online purchase made by a consumer, online government services accessed by an individual of EU, any social media user or anyone providing the private information in order to sue some service.
  • Personal data – personal data means any information which is related to the natural person. European Union has defined it more broadly than any other government. It includes information like the email address, name, genetic or physical information, bank details, location, and post on the social media, cultural identity, cookies etc. So these are very important for the businesses to comply with General data protection regulation