Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Fighting the rise in GDPR point solutions and compliancy quick-fixes, the consortium that have given themselves the name 5.25 (the date the GDPR goes into effect) aim to address GDPR compliance in the digital workplace. While they provide technical implementation and support, 5.25 has a particular focus on privacy and security as it impacts the organization – including people, processes, and technology. Microsoft has taken note of 5.25’s success in providing customers with a “future-proof” GDPR solution, and has invited them to the headquarters of Microsoft Corp in Redmond, Washington on April 3 & 4th to explain their approach. Not only has 5.25 been empowering customers to become fully compliant to the GDPR, but 5.25 is a prime example of three Microsoft partners working together to provide end-to-end support to anyone working and collaborating in Microsoft’s digital workplace – Office 365.
Mavim, Audittrail, & Motion 10 have teamed up to provide Office 365 users the end to end support they need to make their collaboration environments GDPR compliant. Audittrail helps organizations to assess the impact of the law on their organization, which gets visualized and managed in the Mavim platform. Mavim helps organizations to understand the impact of the GDPR on their organization and operational processes, and Motion 10 uses this information to implement a “future-proof”, GDPR-compliant collaboration environment. By leveraging the Mavim platform for the initial implementation, organizations will be prepared to continuously answer questions like: What are the organizational processes, the associated risks and control measures? Where is information captured in my organization? Where is it processed and by whom? Who has access to said information? This empowers continuous compliance to new regulations as they appear. Customers choose 5.25:
- To inventory, analyze and manage who, where, when, and what data is processed
- To register procedures and connect these with the GDPR guidelines
- To make collaboration environments (such as Office365) GDPR compliant
- To generate detailed reports and dashboards and communicate these to users, auditors and supervisors
- To get and stay demonstrably in control
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What is the GDPR?
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in legislation that will come into force on May 25th, 2018. The aim of the GDPR is to protect consumers and create clear regulations for organizations that store personal data. The GDPR ensures that personal data is stored with consent and for a duration that is in line with the reason for obtaining the data initially. The primary drivers behind the GDPR are the need for standardization and for consumer protection. In order to give businesses (in particular, multi-nationals) a clearer legal space to operate, the EU has chosen to create a data protection law that encompasses the single market. Additionally, many data protection laws were introduced before the advent of new technologies such as the cloud. By strengthening data protection, the EU hopes to increase consumer trust in the booming digital economy. The regulation applies if the organization that collects data from EU residents or processor of said data (ex. cloud service provider) or the data subject is based in the EU. The European commission defines personal data as “any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, home address, photo, email address, bank details, social media messages, medical information or a computer’s IP address.
What is the impact of non-compliance?
This legislation introduces tougher fines for breaches and gives the individual consumer more say in what companies are allowed to do with their data. The heart of the legislation is data privacy for individuals. The fines associated with non-compliance run up to €20 million or 4% of annual global revenue, depending on which is greater. Download more information about 5.25 or contact us for a free online demo!