Are you ready for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Our two new tools can help you find out

Jul 17, 2017   |   Microsoft Corporate Blogs

Microsoft recently released two new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance assessment tools to further round out our GDPR resources already available on the Microsoft Trust Center.

New tools to assist your journey to GDPR compliance

Available to any business or organization, Microsoft’s free GDPR benchmark assessment tool is now available online. Our interactive tool guides users through 26 questions and generates a downloadable report showing the organization’s readiness to comply with the GDPR’s provisions.

Available to customers through Microsoft’s extensive Partner Network, our detailed GDPR readiness assessment tool provides an in-depth analysis of the organization’s readiness and it offers actionable guidance on how to prepare for compliance, including how Microsoft products and features can help simplify your journey.

Chart showing GDPR Journey Stage and Next Steps

Will you be ready by May 2018?

When the GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018, it will require that organizations in Europe, and around the world, follow a range of new privacy and security requirements. While some companies are already working towards GDPR compliance, a recent study from the research firm Gartner reports that less than 50 percent of all organizations will fully comply with the GDPR when it goes into effect. *

For organizations working toward GDPR compliance, the Microsoft Cloud can help you. We have expertise protecting data, championing privacy and complying with complex regulations. Microsoft believes privacy is a fundamental right and that the GDPR is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights.

As the GDPR deadline draws closer, we are here to partner with you. Meeting the requirements of the GDPR doesn’t have to be a difficult path and Microsoft is here to help. Visit http://www.microsoft.com/gdpr to view our GDPR webcast, download GDPR whitepapers and register for upcoming news related to what Microsoft is doing for GDPR.

* From Gartner research note, “Adapt Your Cloud Hosting Proposition Now for Imminent GDPR European Privacy Regulations,” Gregor Petri, Bart Willemsen, Tiny Haynes, March 29, 2017.

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