Soon the General Data Protection Regulation becomes effective, and it will probably become the most significant privacy law passed in the history of the EU. The regulation will replace the directive and it will extend liability and compliance obligations. In the legal framework of today, the controllers are the ones who must legally comply, but with the new regulation, the noteworthy change is making the processors accountable to those whose data they process. And a lot of data is processed.
The International Data Corporation expects that by 2020, data creation will hit 40 zettabytes a year. The upward trend to process all this data is to have multi-cloud solutions, mixing the best or most affordable solutions and services from different cloud providers. For businesses, the purpose of that is to create the most suitable solution, which leads us to a very essential question: Who’s got access to your data? When the solution to managing the increasing amounts of data has become adding more service providers, how safe is your data?
GDPR and the multi-cloud
With the General Data Protection Regulation, both controllers and processors can become liable if involved in an infringement, but is it even possible to keep track of the data in the multi-cloud? There are several benefits and reasons for adopting a multi-cloud, however, it is no guarantee that safety of data is part of this equation. Consolidating all your cloud services in the future may look like a struggle, but it will prove to be a long-term investment, when it comes to data security. In May 2018, the regulation will change the way data is managed, and your business will have to decide if the multi-cloud solution is your preferred way of dealing with increasing data creation.
As cloud service providers, we can help you create infrastructures and platforms for your business, all with a compliance of 100% with the General Data Protection Regulation. To us, protecting data has never been optional – we find that it is essential!