Workspot is committed to helping customers with the new upcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Workspot is finalizing the readiness for being GDPR compliant. Please contact us for more information.

Workspot will be fully GDPR compliant by May 25, 2018.

What is GDPR?

Commonly known as EU GDPR – European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be applicable from May 25th, 2018 to harmonize data privacy laws throughout the EU and organizations need to get GDPR compliant by that date. GDPR is targeted to strengthen data protection for individuals within the EU and also addresses export of personal data outside of the EU.

Who does the GDPR affect?

The GDPR applies to organizations located within the EU as well as outside of the EU, if they offer products and/or services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

There will be two levels of fines based on the GDPR.

Breaching GDPR/Failure to comply: Up to an amount that is the GREATER of €10 million or 2% of global annual revenue from the prior year.

Data Breach/Article 28: Up to the amount that is GREATER of €20 million or 4% of global revenue from the prior year. 

What is personal data?

Any information related to a living individual or ‘Data Subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.

Benefits of Desktop Cloud for GDPR

Workspot Desktop Cloud solution is a modern cloud-native, turnkey VDI service built exclusively for Microsoft Azure to securely deliver virtual apps, desktops and high-performance workstations from any Azure location, on any device. It enables customers to increase data security and end-user productivity while providing IT with the agility to provision/scale out Windows 10 deployment and, also accelerate deployment of new technologies with a click of a button from a single pane of glass, without having to setup and configure any physical hardware.

It is deployed in a two subscription model on Azure – Workspot’s Azure subscription which provides virtual desktops and apps services and customer’s Azure subscription with their AD/ADD, app servers, data and networking services.

All customer data resides securely on Azure and is owned and managed by the customer in their Azure subscription. Workspot Desktop Cloud solution includes features and services for customers to comply with GDPR:

  • Monitoring & logging
  • Multi-Factor authentication
  • Encryption
  • Data privacy
  • Security
  • Access control

More Information on GDPR

Follow this link to learn more about data protection reform and guidance. It contains further information and advice on the GDPR and what steps organizations need to take towards becoming GDPR compliant.

In particular, take a look at their document on ‘Preparing for the GDPR: 12 steps to take now’.

 

Disclaimer

This page provides a general overview of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and how Workspot Desktop Cloud solutions can help organizations comply with certain EU GDPR requirements.
The information in this document is not intended and may not be used as legal advice to determine how its laws might apply to your organization. Organizations, including existing and prospective customers are responsible to pursue their own legal guidance about the compliance of GDPR laws and regulations on processing of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) or SPI (Sensitive Personal Information), including through using and/or deploying any vendor’s products or services