Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

All companies processing personal data are responsible to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from the 25th May 2018. The process surrounding the collection, storage and use of personal data is the driving force behind the EU directive.

GDPR includes how you:

  • Identify and secure the personal data in your systems
  • Accommodate new transparency requirements
  • Detect and report personal data breaches
  • Train privacy personnel and employees

More information about the GDPR

Written by

Kathryn Reeves

Kathryn Reeves

Head of Marketing and Alliances


01 Apr 2017

PowerON can help you deliver a well-architected IT infrastructure to support your GDPR implementation plan by leveraging tools available in Azure, Windows 10, EM+S and SQL Server.

How does Azure help support GDPR compliance?

Azure is designed with industry-leading security measures and privacy policies to safeguard your data in the cloud, including the categories of personal data identified by the GDPR.

Identifying the data you have, and who has access, is a critical GDPR requirement. Azure enables you to manage user identities and credentials and control access to your data in several ways:

  • Azure Active Directory – Ensures only authorised users can access your data
  • Azure Information Protection – Ensures your data is identifiable and secure
  • Data Encryption in Azure Storage – Secures your data at rest and in transit
  • Azure Key Vault – Safeguard your keys, certificates and passwords that help protect your data

How does Windows 10 help support GDPR compliance?

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 include industry-leading encryption, anti-malware technologies, and identity & access solutions that enable users to move from passwords, to more secure forms of authentication.

The security and privacy policies help safeguard your data in the cloud, including the categories of personal data identified by the GDPR.

How does Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) help support GDPR compliance?

EM+S features identity-driven security technologies to help you discover, control, and safeguard personal data held by your organisation, reveal potential blind spots, and detect when data breaches occur; all obligations specified in the GDPR directive.

PowerON Recommendations

PowerON’s Solution Alignment workshop will help you establish the Microsoft solutions available to support your chosen GDPR implementation strategy.

During our Solution Discovery Workshop our specialist consultants will work with your internal teams to deliver a combination of immersive demonstrations and technical white boarding to help identify key Microsoft technologies. By helping you review the components of Microsoft’s solutions relevant for your business, PowerON can show you how to align these products to technical requirements of your GDPR Strategy. The workshop will also identify the realities of implementing these solutions into your organisation.

PowerON also hosted a webinar discussing why  GDPR is important and what the requirements are. 

For further information about how PowerON can help you implement a well-architected IT infrastructure contact us at or call us on 0800 302 9280 for further information.

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