Several global initiatives to improve and regulate the protection of personal data were started 2011 around the world and the group behind SecureAppbox saw a strong market need for a cloud platform that would enable efficient, secure and regulation-compliant communication, file sharing and handling of mobile applications.
The SecureAppbox GDPR platform opened for external users in 2014 and we currently help users in more than 160 countries to act in a secure and GDPR-complaint way.
Data protection and Privacy by Design will be mandatory, when the regulation start to apply May 25th, 2018.
SecureAppbox mission is to help both the public and private sector around the world to successfully protect personal data, meet GDPR regulatory requirements and continue to capitalize on the opportunities enabled by the internet and the digitization of processes and services.
By doing that we not just help organisations to follow the law, we also help citizens, with services that they can trust.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Regulation by which the European Commission strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses export of personal data outside the EU.
The primary objectives of the GDPR are to give citizens back the control of their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
It enters into application 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition period and, unlike a Directive, it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by local governments. When the GDPR takes effect it will replace the data protection directive from 1995 in all EU member states.
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In today’s interconnected, digital-first world, GDPR in practice mean that all solutions must be adapted for Data Protection by Design and Privacy by default (Article 25) to successfully maintain the law.
Data Protection by Design (Privacy by Design) means that every service or business process that uses personal data must take the protection of such data into consideration. An organisation must be able to demonstrate that it has security systems in place and that compliance is monitored. In practice this means that a IT department must protect personal data for the entire life cycle of applications, e-mail systems or IT-process.
Privacy by Default simply means that the strictest privacy settings automatically apply once a customer buys a new product or service. In other words, no manual change to secrecy settings should be required by the user. This principle also specifies how long information may be kept. By default, personal data may only be kept for the time necessary to provide a specific product or service.
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