GDPR Compliance Solutions
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union regulation that came into force on 25 May 2018 to ensure the protection and security of personal data.
The GDPR provides EU residents with control over their personal data and obliges any organizations that collect and process data related to EU citizens to comply with strict regulations, regardless of where those organizations are located. GDPR compliance is required whether data processing takes place within or outside the EU.
These regulations unify rules regarding the handling of personal data across all EU Member States, aiming to simplify compliance with data protection standards and all related legal procedures.
Key GDPR data protection measures
The GDPR protects the rights of data subjects (individuals) who provide their personal data to data controllers (persons or companies that determine the purposes and means of using personal data) and data processors (persons or companies that process personal data on behalf of data controllers) based within the EU as well as outside the EU if they offer goods and services to EU residents.
The GDPR obliges organizations to process users’ personal data lawfully, fairly, and transparently. To accomplish this aim, the GDPR implements the following measures:
The one-stop-shop principle. The GDPR unifies the handling of all matters regarding personal data across the EU. Thus, data subjects can file complaints in their country of residence even if their data was processed by a company based in another EU country or outside the EU.
Expanded rights of data subjects. Under the GDPR, data subjects have the following rights:
- be informed that their data is being collected
- access their personal data
- request rectification of incorrect data
- oblige a data controller to erase their personal data
- object to the processing of their data
- transfer their data to other services
High security standards. The GDPR obliges companies to implement all necessary security measures such as data encryption, access control, monitoring of processing activities, etc. to protect personal information.
Data protection officers. Organizations that process large quantities of personal data have to appoint a data protection officer who will monitor GDPR compliance and process requests from data subjects.
Penalties for non-compliance. With a tiered approach, the severity of a penalty depends on the severity of the violation. The maximum penalty for failure to comply with the GDPR is up to 4% of annual global turnover or up to €20 million, whichever is greater.
Using Ekran System to meet GDPR requirements
Deploying a specialized monitoring solution is an excellent way to ensure GDPR compliance. However, it’s essential to know which GDPR requirements a particular product covers.
Ekran System is a full-cycle insider threat management platform that effectively deters, detects, and disrupts insider threats. With its robust user activity and access management functionality, Ekran System can help you meet the requirements of GDPR Articles 5, 24, 32, 33, 35, and 39.
1. Demonstrate compliance
Demonstrate compliance with GDPR Articles 5 and 24 by proving that all data is processed legally and with all possible security measures applied.
Deploy Ekran System as a GDPR compliance solution to gather an audit trail and use it as clear evidence of compliance, as it demonstrates how and by whom data was processed.
- Record everything that happens within user sessions.
- Explore context-rich recordings of launched applications, visited URLs, typed keystrokes, executed commands, etc.
- Benefit with one-click search across suspicious activity to present a complete tamper-proof audit trail of user activity.
2. Maintain records of processing activities
Meet GDPR Articles 24 and 39 that require you to maintain records of all activities related to data processing and clearly know how and by whom sensitive data is processed.
Use Ekran System monitoring functionality to prove that your company processes all personal data in keeping with GDPR requirements and can quickly detect and mitigate any data security incidents:
- Record everything that happens within user sessions.
- Explore context-rich recordings of applications launched, URLs visited, keystrokes typed, commands executed, etc.
- Benefit from one-click search across suspicious activity to gather a complete tamper-proof audit trail of user activity.
3. Strengthen your data protection
Implement various technical and procedural measures to secure users’ personal data as per GDPR Articles 32 and 35.
- Secure your critical data by making sure it can only be accessed by authorized users.
- Customize real-time responses to protect sensitive data and educate users on prohibited actions.
- Detect anomalies in user behavior with an AI-powered user behavior analytics module.
- Ensure secure but convenient work for users with a lightweight PAM solution.
4. Detect and investigate security incidents
Comply with the requirements of GDPR Article 33, which obliges you to disclose any incidents that can pose a risk to data subjects within 72 hours of detecting them.
Leverage Ekran System’s robust security incident investigation functionality to detect incidents, investigate them quickly, and report all results before the 72-hour deadline imposed by the GDPR.
- Detect potential incidents with predefined and custom alerts.
- Get an immediate live session view of any user session to see a user’s actions before and during an incident.
- Respond instantly to an identified incident by sending a warning message or blocking the session.
- Gather all evidence in a tamper-proof format for further forensic investigation.
Ekran System – Your solution for GDPR compliance
Ekran System provides a complete tamper-proof audit trail of everything that happens during each user session, allowing you to instantly detect and mitigate insider threats.
With comprehensive insider threat protection functionality, reliable detection tools, and a high potential for incident investigation, Ekran System is the right solution for meeting GDPR requirements.