Given our rich history working within highly regulated industries and countries, we at Episerver have always developed our software and services with a strong focus on data protection and compliance. This fact put us in an ideal ready position when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in 2018. And it means that, as an Episerver customer, using our products makes it easier for you to remain GDPR compliant.

What are the GDPR compliance requirements?

The GDPR came into effect on May 25, 2018, replacing the previous Data Protection Act in the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation in over 25 years. The law introduced new requirements for how organizations process personal data, both in the EU and abroad.

Today, the GDPR requires that companies collecting data on citizens of EU countries adhere to strict rules regarding the protection of customer data. The GDPR defines its requirements and rights granted to EU citizens in a document containing 99 articles. While companies collecting and storing customer data from citizens in the EU are required to address each of the articles in order to achieve and maintain compliance, some of the articles have a greater impact on businesses than others.