Preparing for GDPR with Preservica

From 25th May 2018, Preservica products and operations will help ensure you meet your GDPR obligations.

Preservica will meet its obligations as a ‘processor’ for customers that are ‘controllers’ of personal data

Preservica complies with the current 1998 Data Protection Act, and by 25th May 2018, Preservica cloud products and operations will meet the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) helping our customers protect the rights of their data subjects.

It’s important to note that although the GDPR is an EU regulation it may still apply to any organization which is a controller of personal data for an EU data subject, even if that organization is outside of the EU.

Preservica will help ensure you meet your GDPR obligations and preserve your valuable digital information for the long-term.

How Preservica helps you meet your long-term GDPR obligations

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Right to access &
provision of copies

Secure search, download & authenticated public access

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Right to
rectification

Updated metadata or secure delete & ingest workflows

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Right to erasure
[to be forgotten]

Secure delete or automated data management policies

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Right to object
or restrict

Updated classification metadata or restricted security access

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Right to data
portability

Download or export DIPs

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Maintain records
of processing

Full history Audit reports & secure processes

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Security of
processing

Encryption for data & ISMS 27001 processes

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Accidental or unlawful
destruction & disclosure

Secure access controls with multi-step delete approvals

The GDPR states controllers "shall use only processors providing sufficient guarantees to (...) meet the requirements of this Regulation", so your choice of vendor(s) is critical to meeting your own obligations.

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How Preservica can help you

The GDPR is more than just a challenging deadline, it also provides an opportunity for long-term improvement.  

Employing best practices in information governance can realize greater value for your organization, through a stronger focus on your information and the trust of the individual.  Preservica is a critical component in effective information governance and we will help you protect the rights of anyone whose ‘personal data’ you hold in Preservica cloud hosted services.

Guaranteeing regulation requirements

Preservica will ensure any personal data identified by our customers shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner . 

With existing ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications, we are updating our technical and organizational measures to meet all requirements, including security and privacy.  When requested or required we will provide assistance or notifications.   

Our contracts will reflect requirements to bind controller and processor, recording all required details relating to the processing of any personal data.  

Protection & compliance in the cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has confirmed “all AWS services will comply with the GDPR when it becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018”.

Preservica cloud solutions are hosted by AWS, the world’s leading IaaS provider.  AWS services are compliant with the CISPE code of conduct and include ISO 27017 and ISO 27018 security certifications.  The combination of AWS and Preservica’s highly secure information governance and preservation capabilities provides a solution committed to helping customers comply with GDPR requirements for the long term.

Want to know more?

Contact us to discuss how Preservica can help you deliver effective long-term information governance combined with digital preservation and your GDPR obligations.


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GDPR: Taking the long term view

Preservica discusses why organisations should take a longer-term view of privacy obligations, at Simmons & Simmons Datatech

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The GDPR

The full EU regulation is available here in multiple languages

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