How cybersecurity solutions can help with GDPR compliance

Technical (protection) measures, means, technologies, rules and resources are mentioned multiple times throughout the GDPR text. The Regulation does not, however, specify any security technology implementation as obligatory (a few methods are suggested as optional solutions for the specific usage). Choice and evaluation of adequacy is the sole responsibility of the data controller and processor.

The range of possible technical mechanisms and safeguards for processing personal data depends primarily on the existing business processes and underlying ICT systems. According to Information Security and Data Privacy Specialist Ivan Klekovic, cybersecurity (or ICT security) solutions present a subset of possible technical approaches to ensuring compliance, characterized by its scope (digital domain) and purpose of application (preserving availability, authenticity, integrity, confidentiality, non-repudiation and privacy).

Read more about how Ivan Klekovic thinks cybersecurity solutions can help with GDPR compliance on Help Net Security.

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