How to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If your organization serves customers or individuals in the European Union (EU), GDPR compliance is already one of the most urgent initiatives on your agenda. Citrix can help.

Why does GDPR matter?

The GDPR requires affected companies to document the personal data they collect, what they use it for, and how they secure it. This includes any data that can be used to identify an individual, however it has been provided, observed or inferred. Individuals will also have extensive rights to access, correct, request deletion or restrict the use of this data.

Starting May 25, 2018, enterprises that fail to implement the required data protection processes and systems may face fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of their global annual revenue, whichever is greater. For many, this prospect is becoming more real by the day. A recent survey found that:

  • While 67% of respondents are aware of GDPR, only about half have allocated budget and started to prepare for these new regulations.
  • 74% of respondents say complying with the GDPR will have a significant and negative impact on their organizations.

Read more: Are you ready for GDPR?

GDPR readiness: Citrix is your trusted resource

At its core, the GDPR is about trust, calling for companies to handle the personal data of their customers, partners and employees with care and respect. Organizations around the world already trust Citrix to help secure their apps and data in today’s mobile, cloud and data-driven business environment. As a cloud-based company and service provider, acting as an extension of our customer’s IT infrastructure, we’re in a unique position to support our customers’ GDPR compliance programs. The security built into our solutions, and the control they provide over access to applications and data from any device, network or cloud, provide a solid foundation for meeting the extensive mandates imposed by GDPR.

Build GDPR compliance into your organization

Citrix solutions provide a foundation of confidentiality, integrity and availability across all types of on-premises, hybrid cloud and public cloud IT environments. Four key design principles make our solutions ideally suited to aid GDPR readiness:

  • Apps are centralized in the data center or cloud so that enterprise data is not stored on devices.
  • When sensitive data must be distributed, mobilized or utilized offline, it’s protected in a secured container.
  • Context-aware policies based on user identity, device, location, and network connection gives IT granular access control.
  • Visibility and user behavior analytics detect potential threats to proactively remediate and mitigate risk.

Download the GDPR resource kit 

The deadline approaches and you need a plan. Citrix helps you get ready.

Meet GDPR requirements with Citrix solutions

Citrix solutions help organizations meet the requirements of GDPR with comprehensive technologies for contextual access, network security, application security, data security, and analytics and insights. Citrix solutions enable data protection and risk management throughout the organization. Find out how Citrix can help your organization prepare for GDPR—and position your business for success in the new era of customer trust and empowerment.

Contact a Citrix solutions expert for more information.

This page and the links within provide a general overview of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is not intended as and shall not be construed as legal advice. Citrix does not provide legal, accounting, or auditing advice or represent or warrant that its services or products will ensure that customers or channel partners are in compliance with any law or regulation.

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