The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is causing organizations to evaluate their data processing systems, especially the critical platforms they choose to enable their workforce. The GDPR is compelling every organization to consider how they will respond to today’s security and compliance challenges. It may require significant changes to how your business gathers, uses, and governs data.
We understand that organizations with GDPR responsibilities will have additional needs to demonstrate compliance, and we’re investing in tools to help them achieve those goals. Microsoft 365 users enjoy the built-in security and
compliance for the apps, services, and devices that they use every day.
Microsoft has a long history of transparency, defense-in-depth, and privacy-by-design that enabled us to be the first enterprise cloud services provider to implement the rigorous controls needed to earn approval for the EU Model Clauses, the first to achieve ISO’s 27018 cloud privacy standard, and the first to offer contractual commitments to the GDPR.
Microsoft has brought together Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single, always-up-to-date solution called Microsoft 365 – relieving organizations from much of the cost and complexity of multiple, fragmented systems that were not necessarily designed to be compliant with current standards. We recently made several Microsoft 365 security and compliance announcements and updates – enabling organizations to simplify their journey to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These announcements at Ignite add to our extensive capabilities that organizations are already using to secure and manage their data, users, and devices.
Organizations face ever-increasing quantities of complex electronic data. Gaining control over this data overload
so that you know what to keep and how to find what’s relevant when you need it is critical for both security and
compliance purposes. Today we are introducing several new features that further enhance the already rich set
of capabilities available with Microsoft Information Protection and Advanced Data Governance.
Companies of all sizes and industries need to protect their sensitive data and ensure that it doesn’t get into the wrong hands. Employees are using more SaaS apps, creating more data, and working across multiple devices. While this has enabled people to do more, it has also increased the risk of data loss – it is estimated that 58% of workers have accidentally shared sensitive data with the wrong person.
This eBook provides you with an understanding of:
a) the GDPR and its implications on organizations,
b) an approach to moving toward GDPR compliance and how the capabilities of Microsoft 365 Enterprise edition can accelerate that journey, and
c) what you can do to get started now.