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ZL Technologies enters EU with GDPR Ready Solutions

GRC Announcements | November 3, 2017

ZL Technologies, a provider of unified governance, eDiscovery, compliance, and analytics for large enterprises, recently released a new suite of solutions that will enable organizations to meet requirements set forth by the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

With GDPR taking effect 25 May, 2018, organisations handling EU resident information will need a process for managing personal data in accordance with the regulation's many protection requirements. Such requirements include a data subject's right to access, erasure, portability, and restriction of processing of data upon request. Many of the regulation's most difficult challenges surround the capability to identify and take action on personal data lying in key unstructured repositories—such as email, file shares, SharePoint, and ECMs.

ZL Tech's GDPR Ready Solutions provide a versatile set of capabilities depending on each customer's individual needs and concerns. From in-place management of personal data to more advanced information governance capabilities such as life-cycle management, compliance and archiving, ZL's build-upon approach can accommodate a diverse range of unique situations and environments.

Leveraging multiple applications from ZL Tech's unified governance platform, ZL GDPR Ready Solutions offer a solid compliance foundation that can be divided into four vital components:

  • Identify: ZL Tech's GDPR Ready Solutions streamline the compliance process by offering visibility and control over all unstructured repositories from a single point of access. Within this central console, users can perform comprehensive searches across enterprise data to identify documents containing personal data, which is then highlighted through intuitive and actionable visualisation features.
  • Minimise: Minimise personal data, minimise risk. ZL's remediation capabilities allow users to identify and take action on low-value and high-risk content in place.
  • Govern: Control over personal data is key to GDPR compliance. Article 25 mandates that privacy is instilled "by design." ZL's unified architecture delivers full governance and full control, offering complete lifecycle management and defensible disposition, as well as a secured repository in which data can be stored.
  • Comply: GDPR mandates organisations identify and remediate personal data when requested by a data subject via a Subject Access Request. ZL GDPR Ready Solutions enable users to open and track tickets for Subject Access Requests, execute searches, and ultimately comply with several GDPR articles by delivering, deleting, restricting access, and reporting on personal data.

These capabilities are critical to an organisation's ability to comply with GDPR's multiple articles pertaining to subject-access requests.