The Countdown to GDPR

The countdown to when the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) becomes law is under way. From May 2018 breaches of GDPR will incur fines of up to €20 million (or 4% of company turnover).  As Data Protection and GDPR advisors, Marathon is aware that being able to adapt to new data regulation laws in a timely way is a difficult, time consuming and costly process. However, help is at hand, with the functionality built into Microsoft’s new Azure Data Protection solution which simplifies how organisations classify, label, protect, monitor and control access to personal and sensitive information and data.

Classify your data based on sensitivity

Policies classify and label data at time of creation or modification based on source, context and content. Classification with Azure Information Protection is fully automatic, driven by users or based on recommendation.

Protect your data at all times

Data can be protected at all times by embedding classification and protection information for persistent protection that follows your data—ensuring it remains protected regardless of where it’s stored or who it’s shared with.

Ease of use

Data classification and protection controls are integrated into Microsoft Office and common applications to secure the data you’re working on with one click. In-product notifications such as recommended classification help users make right decisions.

Visibility and Control

Track activities on shared data and revoke access if necessary. Your IT team can use powerful logging and reporting to monitor, analyse and reason over data.

Collaborate more securely with others

Share data safely with co-workers as well as your customers and partners. Define who can access data and what they can do with it—such as allowing to view and edit files but not print or forward.

Deployment and management flexibility

Help protect your data whether it’s stored in the cloud or in on-premises infrastructures. You have the flexibility to choose how your encryption keys are managed, including Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) options.

Marathon’s Information Security Group can be engaged to offer assistance for organisations looking to comply with: Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001, ISO 22301, Data Protection Act and GDPR.

Marathon’s Microsoft consultancy group can be engaged to offer assistance relating to Azure, EMS, Office 365, etc.

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