Europe's data protection rules are undergoing sweeping
changes. As the amount of digital information
increases, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect May 25th
this year, overhauls how businesses process and handle information. Individuals will have easier access to data
that companies hold about them.
GDPR is an evolution – not a revolution
The law puts the consumer and citizen first by creating high
standards of privacy, according to the CEO of a Criteo. Modernising the legal framework creates an
opportunity to build a culture of privacy that pervades an entire organisation
while providing clarity and consistency to businesses and individuals.
Up until now, each member state in the European Union had operated
under the 1995 data protection directive and had its own national laws on the
topic. GDPR brings outdated personal
data rules up to speed with an increasingly
digital era while companies like Microsoft and SAP are offering tools
to help their customers reduce complexity surrounding GDPR compliance.
CLICK TO TWEET: With the start of GDPR, this could be a great time for businesses to take a holistic view of their networks. CommScope's Paul Bell explains in this blog.
Better information, better decisions
As we enter a new era of data responsibility, IBM’s CEO says the
potential value of data is immeasurable.
Paired with new technology like artificial intelligence, responsibly used data can
help businesses develop deeper insights, make exponentially better decisions
and engage customers as never before. GDPR focuses a business on collecting and
using only the data necessary and managing that data responsibly. Given the focus on better data
management, this could be a great time for businesses to take a holistic view
of the network.
For example, one IT infrastructure company, Excel I.T., turned to CommScope’s automated infrastructure management (AIM) system to better understand the location of its customers’ network
assets and users. CommScope’s imVision
system provided facility and real estate managers
with better information on building occupancy and as a result helped reduce
unnecessary office space by understanding exactly what was connected, how it
was connected and where it was located.
As the industry modernises its legal framework for the
digital age, isn’t it time to take the same approach in managing the network?