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GDPR 4th Anniversary – insights from Rob Otto, CTO at Ping Identity

May 2022 by Rob Otto, EMEA field CTO at Ping Identity

Tomorrow (25th May) is the 4th anniversary of GDPR coming into effect, the commentary from Rob Otto, EMEA field Chief Technology Officer at Ping Identity.

Rob discusses how, and why, businesses need to do more when it comes to protecting individuals’ data and the benefits of robust security practices that are seamless, invisible and human-centric – uncovering how this will be the next evolution of meeting GDPR compliance.

“As we mark the 4th anniversary of GDPR, it’s clear that many organisations are still doing the bare minimum when it comes to achieving compliance – and exposing themselves and their customers to threats both internally and externally. Going the extra mile and implementing further protection for individuals – such as holistic identity and access management (CIAM) – and placing privacy and security at the front of mind, will be a key differentiator for businesses operating in a competitive market.”

“When it comes to businesses implementing GDPR effectively, a CIAM setup is vital to meet the requirements for both employees and customers. This is because CIAM solutions offer key capabilities including data consolidation, consent capture and management, data access governance and end-to-end security – consolidating all the key components need to meet the regulation, along with streamlining them effectively - making it cost-effective too. The other key consideration for businesses going forward is to ensure that their security solutions are thought of as part of the overall customer experience – not least because a data breach will result in a loss of customer loyalty. Ensuring that security solutions are seamless, invisible and human-centric will be the next evolution of meeting GDPR compliance.”

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