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The GDPR and business mobility

Power to the people, your way

The EU's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on May 25, 2018.

Brexit makes no difference – the UK will have to harmonise its own data protection regulations, so the impact will be the same.

Mobile estates represent a significant risk, especially under the GDPR rules around client data confidentiality.

Appurity can help you make sure your enterprise mobility management deployment is GDPR-compliant, reducing the risk of fines and reputational damage.

Here are some of the key points of the new rules:

  • People power – individuals will have much more say over how their data is collected and used, and more rights as far as access and the right to be forgotten is concerned.
  • Wider jurisdiction – the Regulations apply to any company holding and processing personal data about EU citizens, whether or not those companies are in the EU.
  • Privacy by design – you must design data protection into the fabric of a system, rather than running it as an add-on.
  • Severe penalties – up to 4% of annual global turnover, or €20 Million (whichever is greater).

Business mobility: what you can do

The efficiencies and productivity boosts to be gained from allowing users more freedom to work on the move also carry greater risks.

  • Devices can be lost or stolen
  • Users can hold sensitive data on vulnerable personal devices
  • Corporate-owned devices can be jailbroken or sideloaded with harmful software

Appurity can help you reduce the risk of data leakage, or a serious data breach. We can also help you demonstrate that your enterprise mobility management system is compliant with the GDPR.

  • Use technologies such as MobileIron and BlackBerry® Unified Endpoint Management to control your mobile estate within a single enterprise mobility management (EMM) deployment.
  • Apple® devices, with various versions of iOS, can be managed alongside Samsung and other devices running different flavours of Android™, including the latest BlackBerry smartphones.
  • Keep work data and personal data separate, on personally-owned or corporate-owned devices.
  • Push policies and updates out to devices, with minimal intervention by the user.
  • Use remote wipe to remove sensitive data from lost or stolen devices

Security-conscious apps

People will be people, and even the most security-aware individuals can make mistakes. Bespoke or specialist apps are particular concerns, if they are not inherently secure, or users bypass them because they are too complicated to use.

We can help you bridge the gap between specialist apps and the native smartphone user experience, designing policies and apps that are closely aligned with the user's existing habits and working practices.

For example, the Rubus iManage Work Connector for Mobile helps law firms to deploy the industry-standard iManage Work application on mobile devices. It provides an integration that gives users access to key functions of the application from within the native device interface.

Learn more

As cross-platform mobility specialists, Appurity can understand the business logic and requirements for compliance with GDPR.

Appurity solutions complement and integrate with one another, whether the requirement is local or in the cloud. From data capture, to device management, dispersed environments and custom-built apps, we can help you prepare for GDPR so you can look regulators in the eye with confidence.