With the advent of social media, cloud computing, location-based services and smart cards, the theft and abuse of personal information has become a major problem in today’s world. Accordingly, the European Union has passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) to effectively secure EU citizens’ personal information rights.
When the regulation goes into effect in May 2018, all companies that control and process data of EU residents will be responsible for following the regulation’s stricter rules on safeguarding consumers’ personal information.
For this interview, we spoke with Harris Han, Vice President and Group Leader of the Software & Solution R&D Group at Samsung Printing, and his teammate, Kwangwoo Lee, a security architect at the Software R&D Lab, about how Samsung Printing has made preparations with regards to these strengthened global regulations, and how it has enhanced the security of its products and solutions.
When briefly asked about the level of security Samsung Printing provides for its users, Han proudly explained that “no additional development was required to accommodate Europe’s GDPR,” adding that Samsung has long been at the frontline of secure solution development in the industry, and that the company already includes broader and more rigorous security measures than called for by the GDPR.