What is GDPR compliance?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a sweeping legislation that impacts data privacy and corporate obligations in the European Union (EU) and across the globe. In order to meet GDPR compliance requirements, organizations must protect the privacy of individuals based on the regulations outlined in the legislation. 

The Hyland platform supports your GDPR compliance initiatives. A variety of out-of-the-box functionality, flexible configuration options and built-in security controls offer the agility you need to navigate the data privacy landscape as it continues to change. 

GDPR FAQs: What does the GDPR mean for you?

The GDPR is here. Does your organization understand all its GDPR compliance requirements?

Check out some FAQs below to learn more about how this legislation impacts data privacy and corporate obligations in the EU and beyond.

  • What is the GDPR and when did it take effect?

    The GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is designed to protect the privacy of EU citizens; enforce standardized data privacy laws across the EU; and reshape the way organizations in the EU and beyond process and manage personal data. The GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 and went into effect in May 2018.

  • Does GDPR apply only to companies in the EU?

    No; any organization that collects or processes personal data of individuals in the EU or that offers goods or services to individuals in the EU is subject to the GDPR.

  • Is the GDPR specific to a certain industry or type of data
    The GDPR is not industry-specific and applies to both cloud and on-premises data processing and storage practices. That means it probably applies to you. 

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When confidential information ends up in unintended places, it creates significant security and compliance risks for the organization. Learn how Hyland's Confidential Information Discovery solution helps proactively monitor for sensitive information across your organization.


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