GDPR

Protecting Privacy, Personal Data and the Rights of an Individual.

What is GDPR?

On the 25th of May 2018, the GDPR was enforced, a significant reform in Europe's digital privacy laws. The GDPR can be considered as the world's most robust law on data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation specifies the data privacy regulation and protection in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). The provisions of the GDPR are consistent across all 28 EU member states. This means every organization worldwide that has a business in the European Union or handles EU residents' data (even if you aren't based in the EU) should be GDPR compliant. At the heart of GDPR is personal data privacy and protection.

GDPR + Cloud

Any business in the world, irrespective of their location, should be GDPR compliant if they store or deal with EU residents' personal data. This data can be as obvious as a person's name or location data or something less apparent like an IP address and cookie identifiers. Safeguarding customers' personal data and showing that you adhere to laws such as GDPR proves to customers and partners that you care about their data. When using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as a customer, you are responsible for configuring and using cloud services in a way that complies with the applicable directives contained within GDPR. Failure to comply with GDPR results in hefty fines and lawsuits.

Why Cloudanix?

With the increase in the use of cloud technologies, more user data gets collected and processed. At the same time, there has been a rise in data breaches and cyber-attacks. And with such a rise in cyber attacks, more and more customers are skeptical of trusting their data to companies. Hence, it is better to be safe than sorry. GDPR protects customers' personal data, and being GDPR compliant will protect you from hefty fines and lawsuits and garner a customer following that is based on mutual trust. With this rise in personal data and the urgent need to safeguard that data, the speed and agility of development mean that the Privilege Gap is continuously widening. Cloudanix was built to solve this problem! Cloudanix automates audits that perform various checks consisting of different rules on a wide variety of recipes that we provide. For instance,
  • Our AWS recipe of EC2 Audit contains several rules like Unrestricted MySQL Access, Unrestricted MsSQL Access, Unrestricted HTTP Access, and Unrestricted PostgreSQL Access. These audit rules help you comply with the GDPR 32-(1)(a) clause that stresses security in processing data.
  • Our audit lets you know in the audit report if you are violating these rules and, effectively, this clause of the GDPR.
  • We have many other recipes that ensure you stay GDPR compliant and build trust with your customers while we are taking care of your security audits!