GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance

What is the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?

The GDPR is a European personal data privacy law that applies to any organization that does business in Europe (regardless of its physical location). It sets guidelines for the collection, processing, and storage of European residents’ personally identifiable information. The GDPR law was enforced to protect all personal information, including the ones that are dealt with on mobile devices and applications.

GDPR articles applying to mobile data

Article 5

Personal data shall be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security which includes protection against unauthorized processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage.

Article 25

Organizations shall implement data protection by design, by deploying appropriate solutions which are specifically designed to protect data.

Article 32

Organizations shall guarantee users’ data security commensurately to risk levels by putting in place procedures to regularly test, analyze and evaluate security practices.

Mobile devices and applications compliant with the GDPR

Becoming GDPR compliant as a business requires protecting mobile devices and applications on which personal data are handled and having visibility on personal data processing and their level of security.

For a mobile device fleet, it means using a detection and response solution specialized in protecting mobile devices: Mobile Threat Defense. Such a solution will protect mobile devices against personal data theft and leakage caused by malware, phishing, eavesdropping….

For mobile applications, it means ensuring an application handles data with appropriate care and correcting vulnerabilities to attacks with Static Application Security Testing and Compliance Audit.

Contact us to discuss the compliance of your mobile environment.