EU data protection regulation: Kaspersky Lab offers online service company and company assessment tool

have time to implement the requirements of the new EU data protection regulation, still a good year because the transitional period expires on May 25, 2018. Kaspersky Lab will help assessment tool companies and their employees with a special online service and a to adapt the handling of data in time to the new regulations.

according to a study by Kaspersky Lab, 16 percent of IT decision-makers in German companies have no or only minor knowledge of the EU data protection regulation which regulates the handling of personal data in enterprises and public institutions new how Kaspersky tells blog in one. The study was conducted research on behalf of Kaspersky Lab in the April 2017 of Arlington. To, over 2,000 IT decision-makers from companies with 50 or more employees in Europe and 300 from Germany were surveyed about their views and their perception of the EU data protection regulation.

online offer (Grafik: Kaspersky Lab) (Grafik: Kaspersky Lab)

at the end of the transition period on May 25, 2018 lead to infringement sensitive fines. The fines amount to up to EUR 20 million or up to 4 percent of global annual turnover of . The implementation of the basic regulation is for Germany in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG new) governed by, which was adopted by the Bundestag on 27 April 2017.

in many companies, still a great need for information there is Kaspersky Lab according to. While the top level of management and employees of the law – and IT security departments are already sufficiently informed, employees who deal daily with personal data, do not know the impact of the new EU regulation on their operations often still.

to similar results also a survey conducted among 750 European CIOs and IT managers from Germany, France and Great Britain came to the EU DSGVO, which was performed in December 2016 by opinion matters on behalf of NetApp and the NetApp recently presented .

the online offer by Kaspersky Lab provides information available, which in terms of new requirements, inform and enlighten about an animated video, an interactive infographic and background material. An assessment tool allows administration claims especially businesses, which already are become active with regard to the implementation of the EU data protection regulation, an in-depth assessment, how data conform to the guidelines required by the EU within the company, with subsequent recommendations for action, if necessary.

“through the closer invading deadline is the EU data protection regulation currently on everyone’s lips. Yet organizations take too little to adjust the handling of data across all departments across”, explains Holger Suhl, General Manager DACH at Kaspersky Lab. “Especially the staff who deal daily with personal data, must be included. Data protection and data security are a central theme for Kaspersky Lab.
therefore we support companies and their employees on the way to an adequate, legally compliant data storage.”

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