General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is the GDPR?

Starting from May 25, 2018 all European businesses and all worldwide businesses that are trading partners of European businesses will have to adhere to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to consumers over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment by unifying the regulation.

Why does GDPR matter for my SharePoint?

SharePoint and SharePoint Online are both affected by the GDPR since they handle potential cusumer data and are able to give access to this data to internal and external parties alike.

So one big aspect of GDPR in SharePoint and SharePoint Online is Rights Management and Access Management – aspects already covered by out-of-the-box capabilities of Microsoft SharePoint and SharePoint Online that will help you to be compliant with the GDPR rules.

However, anything that goes beyond configuration in those environments – i.e. customizing functinoality via code or third-party apps – is not covered be Microsoft’s on-board tools.

How you will benefit from using Rencore’s tools

Rencore’s set of tools allows you to cover this gap and helps your SharePoint customizations to be compliant with the GDPR rules.

To achieve this, we will guide you throgh these steps towards satisfying the GDPR basic requirements:

  • Control that everything that gets deployed to your SharePoint complies with GDPR
  • Find all customizations live in your SharePoint farm and identify the customizations that violate GDPR requirements
  • Monitor your SharePoint environment for newly made customizations by non-developers to quickly discover GDPR violations

Rencore integrates with each step of your Customization Lifecycle to make sure your organization benefits most form tailoring SharePoint exactly to its needs.

Get in touch now to learn more about the best GDPR solution for your SharePoint customizations.

Learn more about GDPR in our On-Demand Webinars

A selected list of data security and data protection experts joined us in a webinar series exclusively covering the effects GDPR will have on your SharePoint and Office 365 environments. You can rewatch all three webinars by following the links below. Also make sure to follow our blog and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on best practices for customizing SharePoint.

Understanding EU GDPR from an Office 365 perspective

Join Paolo Pialorsi, Microsoft Certified Master in SharePoint, MVP and SharePoint PnP Core Team Member, in this free webinar to learn how GDPR is affecting your Office 365.

Myth-busting GDPR in Office 365

Join Nicki Borell to get ready for the May 25, 2018, deadline, the day European businesses and all worldwide businesses that are trading partners of European businesses will have to adhere to the GDPR, in time.

Critical GDPR details often underestimated and overlooked

Join Liam Cleary, Microsoft MVP and Mike Fitzmaurice, workflow and business process authority, as they cover critical GDPR issues. This session will begin where most of them end, and it will get you further to understanding – and compliance.

GDPR Articles on our Blog: