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GDPR Compliance Solutions

GDPR compliance can be a technical and logistical challenge for individuals and organizations alike. Our solutions take the guesswork out of compliance and make it easy for you to become GDPR compliant.

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What does GDPR stand for?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It provides guaranteed protection for the privacy of EU citizens’ personal data. The GDPR specifies how businesses should handle the personal data of any of their customers who reside in the European Union. It also includes mandates for cybersecurity systems and processes that businesses must implement to protect that data.


Does the GDPR apply to you?

According to Article 3 of the GDPR, any “controller” or “processor” that provides any good or service to an individual that lives in the EU (or the EEA) is subject to the GDPR.

These “controllers” and “processors” are organizations, companies, individuals, corporations, public authorities, and other entities - including small businesses, charities, and nonprofit organizations - that are either based in the EU, offer goods or services (even for free) to people in the EU, or that monitor the behavior and data of people in the EU, either directly or as a third party.

In summary, GDPR DOES NOT apply to you only if your organization is not located in the EU and if it does not collect or process the personal data of EU residents.

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GDPR Compliance Requirements

GDPR compliance includes 160 different regulations on collecting, storing, and using customer data, so finding an effective security solution is essential for compliance. Here is a summary of GDPR requirements:

  1. Data Processing

    Assuring the privacy of data owners.

  2. Data Protection

    Safeguarding data against breaches and unauthorized use (risk).

  3. Breach Notification

    Responding to breaches and theft in a timely and effective manner.

  4. Subject Rights

    Right to access, amend, restrict, delete.


How NordLayer helps get you GDPR compliant

Data Processing

Traffic encryption

Traffic Encryption

Whenever customer data or other sensitive information is sent between networks, it may be vulnerable to many attacks. NordLayer encrypts this traffic using AES 256-bit encryption, the most optimal solution to avoiding security incidents and personal data breaches.

Activity monitoring and visibility

Activity Monitoring & Visibility

Monitoring and verifying user access and access requests allow businesses to understand who is inside the enterprise network and what data they are attempting to access. This monitoring is crucial to ensure GDPR compliance.

Data Protection

Implement access control to sensitive data

Implement Access Control to Sensitive Data

Whoever you’re giving access to - enterprise users, third-party administrators, or business associates - the experience should be efficient, seamless, and safe. With NordLayer, all user identities are verified before network access permissions are granted, ensuring data security and compliance with GDPR.

Zero Trust security

Identity and Access Management

Secure remote access

Secure Remote Access

Modern organizations need modern security solutions that quickly adapt to the complexities of today’s hybrid working environments and GDPR rules. Wherever their location, users, devices, apps, and data must have the same advanced level of protection. That’s where NordLayer comes in.

Remote and hybrid work security

Secure Remote Access

Ensure secure access to data in the cloud

Ensure Secure Access to Data in the Cloud

When using any communication service provider (CSP) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or others, compliance becomes a shared responsibility between the CSP and the customer. You, as the customer, are responsible for configuring and using cloud services in a GDPR-compliant way. NordLayer helps secure these otherwise vulnerable cloud environment connections.

Cloud and SaaS apps security

Threat prevention

Threat Prevention

Stop threats before they reach your people and respond quickly when things go wrong. NordLayer automatically restricts untrusted websites and users, preventing potentially harmful malware or other cyber threats from infecting your device.

Threat Prevention

NordLayer can help with GDPR compliance

We can help with GDPR compliance

Every business is different, so it’s only natural that certain GDPR solutions can be better than others. Contact the professionals at NordLayer, and we’ll help you map out a GDPR compliance strategy by determining what security measures you need to achieve GDPR compliance.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Over the last several years, there has been a growing demand for greater oversight on how companies collect, use, share and delete customer data. The GDPR requires that you have controls and data management solutions to protect your customers if your business collects the personal data of EU citizens, regardless of where your business is located.

As technology progressed, and the Internet was invented, the EU recognized the need for modern protections. So in 1995, it passed the European Data Protection Directive, establishing minimum data privacy and security standards, upon which each member state based its implementing law.

Any subjective or objective information that could be used, or used in combination with publicly available information, to identify a living human being counts as personal data.

There are eight rights given to every EU citizen by GDPR:

  • The Right to Information.
  • The Right of Access.
  • The Right to Rectification.
  • The Right to Erasure.
  • The Right to Restriction of Processing.
  • The Right to Data Portability.
  • The Right to Object.
  • The Right to Avoid Automated Decision-Making.

GDPR does not specify retention periods for personal data. Instead, it states that personal data may only be kept in a form that permits identification of the individual for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was processed.

The fines for violating the GDPR are very high. Suppose data breaches are not reported within 72 hours. In that case, there are two tiers of penalties, which max out at €20 million or 4% of global revenue (whichever is higher), plus data subjects have the right to seek compensation for damages.