Does Cloud Help or Hinder GDPR Compliance? An EMEA CIO Perspective

Provided by Oracle

Category GDPR

Type White Paper

Length 7

Publish Date February 12 2018

Date posted February 12 2018


Throughout May 2017, IDC gathered a select group of CIOs and CISOs from enterprises across the EMEA region to discuss how to approach GDPR and to assess what, if any, impact the new regulation has on cloud adoption. The journey to the cloud is inevitable, due to the relentless drive for digital transformation. However, the implications of cloud to security are profound: the cloud can be secure but it needs to be planned and architected appropriately. The consequences for getting it wrong are about to
increase with the introduction of GDPR, meaning that risk to day-to-day business needs to be reassessed. Securing transformational change involves multiple stakeholders, including the board, HR, sales, marketing, operations, legal and importantly IT. Securing the adoption of the cloud must now be seen as more important than ever. Without security, business moves to the cloud anyway as "shadow IT", exposing the business to unnecessary risk. But are cloud and GDPR incompatible? Many practitioners believe they are, but this should not necessarily be the case. This document summarises the discussions from the events in Sweden, Italy, France, Morocco, Switzerland, South Africa and Spain, and provides an insight into how organisations are considering cloud adoption in light of security and GDPR requirements.

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