General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

GDPR compliance is the legal framework in place to protect and safeguard the personal data of European Union citizens. This framework mandates companies to provide easy access to individuals’ personal information and to receive their consent before collecting or using it. GDPR also requires companies to take appropriate technical and organizational measures when handling personal data, as well as informing individuals of any data breaches that may occur.

As one of the original cloud security advisory firms, we saw GDPR coming a mile away, and have been helping our clients achieve compliance. Don’t let a GDPR slip up damage your company’s business and reputation. Trust Us to Get You There.

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38North, Your Guide to GDPR Compliance

38North is an experienced GDPR compliance specialist. We provide organizations with best practices, advice and support to ensure GDPR compliance in their operations. Our team of experts have dedicated years to understanding GDPR regulations and how they can be applied in various contexts. Through our comprehensive approach, we help organizations identify GDPR-related risks, develop appropriate GDPR-compliant policies, and implement GDPR-related processes.

EU Regulation for Privacy and Security

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation that protects personal data of EU citizens and residents. It is important because it sets out a framework for organizations to ensure the privacy and security of individuals’ personal information when it is collected, used, or transferred. The GDPR also ensures that individuals have access to and control over their own data.

A violation can mean financial and reputational impact for cloud service providers, either of which could be devastating for many organizations. Breaches of GDPR can result in penalties of up to €20 million or 4 percent of global revenue, whichever is higher.

GDPR Compliance Challenges

GDPR compliance comes with a host of challenges for businesses. These can include having to update internal policies, processes and data protection practices, as well as the cost of implementing GDPR-compliant technologies. Additionally, GDPR requires companies to maintain detailed records of how they collect, use and process personal data. This can be a difficult task, especially for larger companies with massive amounts of data.

38North GDPR Compliance Services

Our team of GDPR professionals can provide comprehensive solutions for GDPR compliance, including: providing GDPR policy guidance; assisting in conducting GDPR-related risk assessments and impact analysis; helping to create a GDPR-compliant privacy program; developing employee and third-party GDPR awareness training programs.

GDPR Gap Analysis

Need to determine what’s lacking in your cloud security program or implementation? Our gap analysis services will meticulously identify any deficiencies in control implementation to prepare you for audit or assessment.

Authentication Reviews

Key to GDPR compliance is the implementation of data access programs for consumers. But knowing to what extent and how they should be implemented can be a challenge for many. We’ll take the mystery out of data access and disclosure.

Full GDPR Security Programs

Trust the global cloud experts at 38North to help you build and operationalize your security program to maintain GDPR compliance, in addition to any other cloud security regulatory concerns.

Ongoing GDPR Compliance

Finally, we offer GDPR monitoring services that help our clients stay up-to-date on GDPR regulations and ensure their GDPR compliance. This includes regular GDPR check-ins, audit trails to detect GDPR violations, automated notifications when GDPR standards are not met, and more.

Do I need to comply with GDPR?

If your cloud service is intended for use within the European Union, you must take steps to ensure GDPR compliance. In today’s global cloud world, that potentially extends to any cloud service provider.

What are the GDPR consequences?

Breaches of the GDPR can result in penalties of up to €20 million or 4 percent of global revenue, whichever is higher. Additionally, data subjects have a right to seek compensation for damages, and authorities may impose a temporary or permanent restriction on data processing—ranging from a warning to a complete ban.


If you plan on providing cloud offerings (COs) to anywhere in the Ueropean union, even if you’re not there yourself, you need to adhere to GDPR. The good news is that any existing work you’ve done for other global compliance may help you jump-start that process. As global cloud security experts, we can help you translate that work into the GDPR process.

Obtain GDPR Compliance with 38North

Book an initial GDPR Compliance conversation with one of our global security experts today and we’ll show you how GDPR compliance can help open new markets and provide industry-leading assurance.

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