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The GDPR | New European Privacy Law Coming 2018

How to be GDPR Compliant With Exemplary Data Protection Through Encryption

On this page you find a comprehensive overview of what you need to know about the GDPR. Our focus lies on the GDPR-compliant storing of personal data, and on encryption as a technical and organizational measure to protect personal data.


Our GDPR Journey Part 1: Getting an Overview

As all companies that handle personal data of European citizens, we have to adapt to the GDPR, too. Our advantage: Since we are a security company, our employees are already very aware of the necessity of flawless data protection. But the other challenges of adapting to the GDPR are the same for us. This is the first part of our series, describing our journey to GDPR conformity. Our CEO Andrea talks about her way to understanding and implementing the GDPR, here at Boxcryptor. We quickly noticed, when taking one step at a time, it is not so bad after all.

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GDPR and Encryption

How Boxcryptor Can Help With the GDPR

The new GDPR is a new regulation with great impact on all companies that handle personal data of Europeans. Find out, how exactly Boxcryptor can help with your organization’s GDPR compliance. Did you know, for example, that state-of-the-art encryption is one of the central technical and organizational measures (TOM) that help you protect personal data in a way that is GDPR compliant? We discuss what state-of-the-art encryption means and how we can help.

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The New GDPR of the European Union – Privacy in the Industry 4.0

Here we want to bring the GDPR into a more general perspective. Read a comprehensive overview of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU. Find out what the most important changes are and why this is a historical moment for the future of your company in the industry 4.0. At the end of the article, you will also find a whitepaper that goes into a little more detail, concerning the changes coming with the GDPR.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the GDPR

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR is the new general data protection regulation of the European Union, and therefore it is binding for all countries that are part of the EU. Its purpose is to strengthen data protection and privacy rights of all European citizens. The GDPR aims at unifying Data Protection laws in the EU and its main concern is, how personal data has to be protected by companies and organizations.

What is personal data under the GDPR?

In the GDPR, personal data is defined as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person”. It means that every data that makes a person identifiable falls under the definition of personal data. Examples are not just names, addresses, phone numbers, or the date of birth. But also less obvious data such as IP addresses, location data, or online identifiers such as cookie ID’s. Find more information as well as an infographic with examples from everyday life and worklife here.

Who is affected by the GDPR?

Every company or organization, no matter which size, that stores or handles personal data of European citizens is affected by the GDPR. Therefore, all American companies, for example, such as Facebook, Amazon, or Google, have to adapt to the GDPR.

What does GDPR compliant mean?

Companies and organizations have to be GDPR compliant, to not risk high penalties. GDPR comliance means that companies have to change their data protection settings according to the rules of the GDPR, which mostly means to protect personal data in an appropriate way so that no third party can steal, access and use the data. There are more areas, where an organization needs to be compliant, but the most central are secure data storage and processing, a compliant marketing setup, and the protection of the personal data of employees.

When does the GDPR have to be implemented?

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation was passed in March 2016 and came into force on the 24th of May 2016. At this date, a two year adaption phase started. On the 25th of May 2018 all changes in data protection have to be implemented in companies that deal with data of European citizens.

What are the penalties if one does not comply with the GDPR?

With the GDPR, penalties can be up to 20 million Euros or 4% of the worldwide annual turnover of the company, whichever is higher.

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