Why it is important to prepare for the GDPR with Mobile Device Management?

Because, from the 25th May 2018 with the new GDPR rulings you need to be mobile compliant. A proactive approach to legal compliance is always preferable to a reactive one. MDM has traditionally been central to a company’s mobile security strategy. Now, as enterprise mobility and the law intersect, MDM also becomes central to a company’s compliance strategy.

Is Your Mobile Solution Ready for GDPR?

The security industry for mobile solutions all recommend the use of MDM (mobile device management), as a method for compliance. MDM is a core component of enterprise mobility management (EMM) and is very important for your mobile solution to be compliant with the looming GDPR rulings.

Why it is important to prepare for the GDPR with Mobile Device Management?

Because, from the 25th May 2018 with the new GDPR rulings you need to be mobile compliant. A proactive approach to legal compliance is always preferable to a reactive one. MDM has traditionally been central to a company’s mobile security strategy. Now, as enterprise mobility and the law intersect, MDM also becomes central to a company’s compliance strategy.

What does this mean for you?

These new rulings will be imposing stricter regulations on how companies handle their user’s privacy on mobile devices. In Europe, for example, the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) will require many more data security and accountability principles, including requirements like:

  • right for users to be forgotten (data purge)
  • privacy by design
  • transparency of what data is collected

The laws around GDPR specifically noted the ability of smartphones to capture private information on users. But, GDPR doesn’t just outline what companies must do, they come with hefty fines for any company in violation. For example, companies in the European Union can be fined 20 Million Euros or 4% of their worldwide annual revenue (whichever is greater) for breaking these regulations! The EU decided to make sure that the fines were significant enough that companies couldn’t approach the potential fines as merely “business as usual”.

So, picking the right mobile security solution will be tantamount to a company’s success going forward. In a world where mobile devices are essentially a workplace requirement, so is a mobile threat defense solution which can protect users, their devices, and your data, while keeping your company in regulatory compliance, too.

We hope you have found this information useful and if you want any further advice on any of the points that we have covered, then please call us on 0345 121 0206