VPN for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

While complying with GDPR has raised challenges for many organizations, it is important to take this opportunity to assess security gaps and improve their security posture.

Non-compliance could severely cost companies.

Thankfully, with the proper tools, resources, and features provided by the right security product, you can become GDPR compliant without too much disruption to businesses.  

At Perimeter 81, we’ve taken the steps to ensure we are completely GDPR compliant. Here’s what we’ve done and how we can help you become GDPR compliant, too.  

GDPR: How Does it Work?

GDPR is a data protection law that aims to give citizens control over their personal data and regulate international business procedures in the EU.

However, the regulation also affects businesses that handle citizen’s data outside of the EU, they are equally obligated to provide secure data storage and transmission.  

“The GDPR is not about where you are. The GDPR is about who you are affecting. If you’re getting data from a European citizen, you are subject to GDPR.” says Siddhartha Rao, the founder of a boutique practice in New York city called Rao Law Group. 

If your employees connect to public Wi-Fi and places that are not secure, this is critical. If they have personal data of European citizens on their local devices, or if they’re transmitting data over unsecured Wi-Fi, you have a serious potential security problem. 

If there is a security issue and data is potentially lost or hacked into, you might face claims for data loss.

GDPR Regulations

The GPDR regulations include 160 different regulations on how you collect, store, and use personal information, including anything that identifies an individual, like an email address, both directly or indirectly.

Here are the key GDPR requirements to be aware of:

  • Control of Personal Data: GDPR allows individuals in the EU to request a copy of personal data stored in organizations’ databases as well as granting them the consumer right to be forgotten. 
  • Security Policies: Organizations must implement security measures that allow them to record data and online activities and protect data by establishing written agreements with vendors. 
  • Data Breach Notifications: Organizations must report personal data breaches and unauthorized access to authorities (or a protection officer) and, under certain circumstances, to those affected.
  • Monitoring and Logging: Additional obligations will fall on organizations engaged in profiling or monitoring the behavior of EU individuals.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Penalties for violations of record keeping, security, breach notifications, or online privacy obligations can reach ten million euros, or 2% of income – whichever is larger.  

These fines can be doubled to twenty million euros or 4% of turnover for violations related to legal justification for processing, lack of consent, data subject rights and cross-border data transfers.

Don’t Bankrupt!

This has the potential to be a critical, bankrupting event for many businesses. 

That means large enterprises could face hundreds of millions of euros for a single breach penalty.

Meeting GDPR with an Advanced Cloud VPN

Organizations are independently responsible for deriving a plan to meet data security requirements. Fortunately, each of these benchmarks can be easily met using an advanced cloud management platform.

The Virtual Private Network (VPN) uses pre-shared keys to identify, authenticate and authorize user access. Using a cloud VPN provider that offers a centralized cloud management platform, an entity can create customized user access to sensitive data – including cloud environments, SaaS services, sandbox and production environments, and more.

Data passing over any network is secured with advanced encryption.

This creates a virtual tunnel so data can’t be intercepted by snoopers, hackers, or third parties.

Accelerate Your GDPR Compliance with Perimeter 81

At Perimeter 81, we are committed to protecting your company’s data and your customers’ data. To ensure complete GDPR compliance, we have:

  • Undergone a full third-party audit 
  • Updated our terms of service and Privacy Policy 
  • Ensured that our platform meets all data storage requirements

To help you navigate the GDPR and secure your client’s data, we provide:

  • Automatic protection on unsecured public Wi-Fi
  • 256-bit AES encrypted network connections, both on-site and remotely via remote access VPN
  • Secure, policy-based access management
  • Monitoring, logging, auditing, and security analytics
  • Multi-Factor-Authentication (MFA)
  • Granular access to cloud environments
  • DNS Filtering Solution

Automatic Wi-Fi Security for GDPR Compliance 

At Perimeter 81, we have made Wi-Fi security one of our key priorities.

A breakthrough we’ve had is our Automatic Wi-Fi Security feature which is a special built-in functionality to all of our applications that allows users to automatically deploy a VPN connection even if the device is locked and in your pocket.

Once you install Perimeter 81’s client applications, you can rest assured that data passing over any network is secured with 256-bit bank-level encryption. Perimeter 81’s innovative Automatic Wi-Fi Security immediately shields data by automatically activating VPN protection when employees connect to unknown, untrusted networks.

If you have any more questions about GDPR VPN, our Automatic Wi-Fi Security feature, or the steps we at Perimeter 81 have taken to protect your data, please contact us.