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Well, the sun’s rays has focused on Microsoft Ignite 2017. As the conference concludes and people make their method to the closing celebration at Universal Studios, there are several serious things we have to discuss — is security and compliance. Today’s keyword is GDPR!

What’s GDPR?

The Overall Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes new rules on organizations within the Eu (EU) and individuals that provide products or services to individuals within the EU. Additionally, it pertains to individuals that collect and evaluate data associated with EU residents, wherever they’re located. For individuals thinking ‘I’m outdoors EU, will it matter for me personally?’ Yes it will! Should you process, hold, store,  or manage private data associated with a EU resident, you have to be compliant with GDPR, no matter where you’re or where your company is located.

Microsoft is dedicated to GDPR compliance across their cloud services when GDPR enforcement begins May 25, 2018. During today’s sessions, Microsoft designed a couple of bulletins about how Office 365 is capable of compliance with GDPR.

Microsoft announced a brand new compliance solution at Ignite to assist your business meet data protection and regulatory standards easier when utilizing Microsoft cloud services. Compliance Manager will allow you to handle your compliance in one place. Additionally, Office 365 provides many solutions to help you identify and manage use of private data, in addition to safeguard Office 365 users. Above and beyond assistance that you could obtain from Microsoft, AvePoint provides technology that may help you uncover, map, classify and safeguard your computer data throughout its lifecycle.

If you wish to have more free sources about GDPR and make certain your IT systems and services are GDPR compliant, take a look at this free resource center and prepare for GDPR today!