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EU General Data Protection Regulation

This European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to harmonise the current data protection laws in place across the EU member states. It introduces guidance as to how customer data should be stored and, most significantly, how companies must respond in the event of a data breach.

In the event of a breach the EU General Data Protection Regulation enables companies to be fined up to €20 million or 4% of their global turnover – whichever is higher. However, this value is arguably just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the total cost of the breach once knowledge of it becomes public.

When a data breach occurs companies have 72 hours to inform the regulator and are also required to inform individual data subjects of data breaches ‘without undue delay’.

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, no business will be able to hide a breach from the public eye. For data security professionals, the pressure is on to prevent data loss incidents from happening in the first place and ensure that your business won’t be making the next big data breach headlines.

How can Boldon James help?

The industry-leading Boldon James Classifier is designed to reduce data loss incidents and improve DLP solution effectiveness. Visual labelling enhances your workforce’s awareness of the value of the data they are using, whilst metadata labels facilitate more effective application of data security, data management and retention policies.

Boldon James Data Classification products support compliance with EU Data Protection Regulations by:


Ensuring appropriate control
of confidential or sensitive information


Classifying or labelling data with visual (and metadata) labels to highlight any special handling requirements


Alerting users when personal data is leaving the organisation to warn or prevent them from sending messages that contain sensitive information


Educating users about the sensitivity of data whilst ensuring adherence to corporate policy


Providing critical audit information on classification events to enable remediation activity and demonstrate compliance position to regulatory authorities

Enabling rapid search and data retrieval based on classification labels to support subject access requests

Utilising metadata labels to drive additional security controls and solutions, such as DLP, encryption and rights management

Orchestrating data management solutions, such as data retention and archiving, to ensure adherence to data storage requirements

What Are Your Responsibilities
Under The Directive?

The following provisions have been identified by stakeholders as those likely to cause additional costs for businesses:

  • Subject access request (Article 12);
  • Breach notification within 72 hours (Article 33);
  • Data protection impact assessments prior to risky processing operations (Article 35);
  • Obligation to appoint a data protection officer (Articles 37‐39); and,
  • Imposition of large fines for failure to comply (Article 83).


Boldon James Products
Supporting Compliance

Our best-of-breed Data Classification solutions enable organisations to effectively manage data, streamline operations and proactively respond to regulatory change.

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Classifier Foundation Suite
Everything You Need To Get Started In Data Classification 

Box Classifier
Extending Document Classification Into Cloud Based Storage And Sharing

CAD Classifier
Classify Design Documents From Creation In Popular CAD Solutions

Exchange Classifier
Enhanced External Data Control And Safer Collaboration

Mobile Classifier
Protecting Your Mobile Workforce From Data Leakage And Email Mishandling

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Preventing Sensitive Emails Being Accessed On Mobile Devices

OWA Classifier
Classify Emails Within Microsoft Outlook Web App To Control Your Data With Confidence

SharePoint Classifier
Secure Document Management For SharePoint Online Or On Premise

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Keeping you Secure,
Compliant and in Control

Boldon James is a data classification and secure messaging specialist, delivering globally-recognised innovation,
service excellence and technology solutions that work.

Why choose
Boldon James

With unrivalled customer service and best-of-breed data protection and governance solutions,
we are helping many of the world’s most successful organisations take control of their business data.
Everyday, our customers enjoy more effective, secure and streamlined operations -
protecting their business critical information and reducing risk.

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