Crewe, February 3rd, 2012 – In new proposals designed to strengthen and harmonise data protection laws across the EU, the European Commission recently suggested that firms could be fined up to 2% of their global annual turnover if they fail to comply with data laws.
The new proposals include an obligation on organisations to report data breaches as soon as possible and for organisations of 250+ employees to appoint a data protection officer.
Boldon James Information Classification products support compliance with the EU data proposals by allowing users to identify key data & make decisions about how it is stored and transmitted, which may form a ‘reasonable measures’ defence to the legal charge of data law contravention.
Using Boldon James Classifier, you can put labelling at the heart of your data loss prevention strategy by giving users the option to apply relevant visual labels to email messages & documents, which are embedded into the metadata. These labels enforce the organisation’s rules on handling and release of information, automatically invoking other technologies such as encryption or rights management.
The result is increased user awareness of the sensitivity of information, the ability to provide evidence that applicable regulations have been met and the opportunity to boost the return on your investments in encryption, archiving & storage, e-discovery, information rights management and ERDMS.