The GDPR: An opportunity to rethink your approach to data security

When it comes to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications for data security, there is a lot to consider. Significant emphasis has been placed on the penalties for non-compliance and the new rules companies must follow in the event of a data breach. While this is understandable, at its heart the GDPR is about understanding your data and designing your approach to security around it. In this sense, the GDPR presents an opportunity for forward-thinking chief security officers and their teams.

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Understanding your data

Organizations established in the EU and processing personal data of EU-based individuals will, in almost all cases, be required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 25, 2018. In addition, the GDPR will now apply to organizations based outside the EU that offer goods and services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU-based individuals. If your organization falls into these categories, one of the essential first steps in your journey to compliance is understanding your data.

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Working with your suppliers towards GDPR compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018 and organizations (large and small) are currently preparing for the new directive. As an evolution of the current data protection legal framework, the GDPR will also apply with extraterritorial effect to organizations based outside the EU that offer goods and services to, or monitor individuals in, the EU.

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Announcing CSA STAR, ISO 27017, and ISO 22301 certifications

We’re dedicated to building trust with our customers across the globe, and helping them fit Dropbox into their compliance strategies. And with the compliance landscape regularly shifting, we strive to stay ahead of the curve as new standards and certifications are introduced. So today, we’re excited to announce three new certifications—CSA STAR Level 2, ISO 27017, and ISO 22301—and updates to our existing compliance measures.

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Aller deploys 2,000 Dropbox Enterprise seats to enable cloud-first future

Founded in 1873, Aller Group is the largest publisher of weekly magazines in the Nordics. Today, we’re pleased to announce Aller has rolled out Dropbox Enterprise to its staff as the company puts cloud at the forefront of its technology strategy.

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Building on our commitment to users and businesses in Europe

As we approach the end of 2015, we’re closing out a landmark year for Dropbox. Over 400 million people around the world are now using our platform to simplify the way they work. Our users save over 1 billion files each day and have created over 2.8 billion sharing connections. And we’ve seen huge adoption within businesses, too, with over 150,000 paying business customers—50,000 of which signed up in the past 10 months.

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