GDPR in Production Print Operations

With less than a year until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) starts being enforced, many companies still haven’t made any preparations for the GDPR. Meanwhile, many other organisations are still struggling to map out the EU’s new requirements and bring their existing systems into line.

The GDPR applies to processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU. It also applies to organisations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU.

Four key core requirements are likely to impact production print companies.

1. “Data controllers (i.e. the companies who have collected the data) will also have to carefully vet third-party data processors (i.e. a service provider processing data on the controllers’ behalf) to ensure they can provide adequate security, sharing equal liability for any breaches that take place under their watch.”

2. “To protect sensitive data in real-time, organisations need the ability to detect anomalous behaviour, zero-day threats and other risks missed by traditional security solutions.”

3. “In a world where data breaches are always in the headlines, customers and partners will be more willing to do business with those that have effective, expert security in place.”

4. “Organisations need to ensure they have the people, procedures and systems in place to react swiftly to a security breach as it happens, while also building-in contingency plans for critical systems, data and applications. Having the capabilities in place to understand and minimise the fallout from a breach immediately, as well as prevent the same issue from reoccurring, will mean companies are in good stead when reporting any issues.”

Continua, our parent company Xerox and our partners provide solutions that make complying with GDPR far more realistic for production print companies.

To discuss how we can help on your GDPR journey please give Gareth Brown a call on 01582 578999.