Data Encryption and GDPR Compliance

US companies with customers in Europe have less than 1 year to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to several industry experts, encryption will be an overlooked but a key part of preparing for and complying with GDPR.

Deploying technologies that provide encryption is an investment to reduce the risk of data loss (fines vary according to investment in risk reduction). Also, if the data has been encrypted it eases the immediate requirement to inform people whose data has been compromised.

What to consider?
When selecting a technology partner for secure printing, there are different application areas to protect data with encryption.  Here are four areas to consider:

  • Encrypted Communication – securing communications from workstations, servers and network-connected printers with encryption.
  • Encrypted Credentials – storing user PIN codes hashed in databases and secured single sign-on authentication for MFPs to access native MFP and advanced workflow capabilities.
  • Encrypted Storage – keeping documents encrypted at rest to ensure administrators cannot view RAW print job data.
  • Encrypted Printing – sending documents encrypted from the computing device to the print server and then to the printer.

What solutions are available?
FollowMe by Ringdale is trusted by global leaders in banking, health and government organizations to prevent data interception and to protect sensitive customer, employee and organizational information.  Organizations choose the FollowMe solution as it takes government grade encryption into account at all levels, meaning encryption is the core of all communications, authentication, storage and printing.

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