What is GDPR?

According to the Google Cloud, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy legislation that replaced the 95/46/EC Directive on Data Protection of 24 October 1995 on May 25, 2018. GDPR lays out specific requirements for businesses and organizations who are established in Europe or who serve users in Europe.

  • Regulates how businesses can collect, use, and store personal data

  • Builds upon current documentation and reporting requirements to increase accountability

  • Authorizes fines on businesses who fail to meet its requirements

Google Cloud champions initiatives that prioritize and improve the security and privacy of customer personal data so Google Cloud customers feel confident using their services in light of GDPR requirements. Since WorkAnywhere runs exclusively in the Google Cloud, they support our GDPR compliance efforts by:

  1. Committing in Google Cloud contracts to comply with the GDPR in relation to our processing of customer personal data in all Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace services

  2. Offering additional security features that may help customers to better protect the personal data that is most sensitive

  3. Give customers the documentation and resources to assist in privacy assessment of Google Cloud services

  4. Continuing to evolve Google Cloud capabilities as the regulatory landscape changes

Source: Google Cloud & the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Benefits of Cloud Desktops for GDPR

WorkAnywhere securely delivers virtual customer applications and data to any Google Cloud region, to the user’s device of choice. This enables enterprises to increase data security and end-user productivity while providing IT with the flexibility to provision/scale Cloud Desktops with a click of a button in the WorkAnywhere Admin Portal.

WorkAnywhere leverages native Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) to completely segment users, applications and data. Most importantly, the customer's WorkAnywhere workloads live in a GCP Project in the customer's GCP Subscription.

WorkAnywhere stack includes features and services for customers to help them comply with GDPR:

  • Multi-Factor Authentication

  • Monitoring & :ogging

  • Encryption

  • Data Privacy

  • Security

  • Access Control

To learn more about how itopia WorkAnywhere support GDPR, please email itopia: support@itopia.com

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