Microsoft GDPR Compliance

Thanks to Microsoft, GDPR Compliance just got Simpler

Microsoft has been working on updates since November 2017, that are designed to help businesses who are frantically trying to ensure that they are compliant with GDPR before it comes into effect in May.

This week, Microsoft announced the ‘General Availability’ status of these tools. We’re going to outline some of their features and how they can aid your business’s GDPR compliance.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for processing personal information. It addresses the privacy rights of data subjects and ensures that businesses will adopt a privacy-by-design approach. Organisations that fail to protect stored customer data could face a fine of €20 million or 4 percent of their annual turnover- whichever amount is greater.

To help businesses in their mission to become compliant, Microsoft is introducing the Compliance Manager dashboard and Azure Information Protection Scanner.

Compliance Manager Dashboard

GDPR Compliance Manager Dashboard

This tool allows organisations to see their status in regard to GDPR. Compliance Manager can be used to assess “Azure, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 Business and Enterprise subscribers in public clouds,” according to Microsoft’s announcement. By using the ‘Compliance Score’ feature, users will be shown a risk assessment on their dashboard. The tool will then present the user with recommendations to help with GDPR compliance.

Azure Information Protection Scanner

This scanner checks for sensitive information in an organisation’s e-mails and attached documents, and allows the user to classify and protect said files. It can be used to discover sensitive files at an organisation’s premises when they are stored on Windows Server or network-attached drives, as well as at SharePoint Server data stores.

Azure Information Protection Scanner

Microsoft Gold Partner

Did you know? Arden Group are a Microsoft Gold Partner

Arden’s dedicated team of industry leading specialists work closely with our customers to create and deliver bespoke organisation enhancing technology. We can help your business with GDPR compliance by providing a managed IT service which includes Office 365 and Azure.

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