The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and is quite rightly seen as one of the most stringent data privacy regimes ever devised. And while it’s true – in today’s fast-moving business environment – that every enterprise wants its name to be at the forefront of the public’s consciousness, flouting the GDPR is likely to result in being splashed across the front pages of the newspapers for all the wrong reasons.
So, what exactly is GDPR, and why is it so important for businesses to comply with it?
In a nutshell, the purpose of the GDPR is to give individual citizens of the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) the ability to exercise a high degree of control over the collection and storage of their personally identifiable information (PII), as well as to simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses by harmonizing data regulations throughout the EU.
With this goal in mind, the GDPR goes into considerable detail about exactly how businesses may store, access and process EU citizens’ personal data, even if the actual data processing takes place outside of the EU. It puts the onus firmly on businesses to ensure that they obtain explicit and informed consent before they process an individual’s data. In addition, the regulation enshrines the right of each individual to freely withdraw consent to data processing at any time.
All this means that any enterprise involved in the collection of EU citizens’ data must make sure that their technology is GDPR‑compliant. Robotic process automation (RPA) is no exception.
We at Kryon know how important it is to help our customers conform to the relevant regulations. That’s why our robotic process automation (RPA) solutions are packed with features to make GDPR compliance a piece of cake.
Check out some of these.
First of all, our Kryon Automation Suite has obtained the SOC2, ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 security certifications, so you know that you’re dealing with a safe and secure platform that you can trust.
Next, we’ve taken additional steps to protect data. This involves saving all data in the customer’s on-premise or private cloud environment and not on Kryon servers, meaning that the customer retains full control. On top of that, data is strongly encrypted using the AES, TLS and FIPS protocols, both at rest and in transit.
When it comes to handling personal information, the Kryon Automation Suite won’t let you down. Screen information collected during robot runtime is immediately terminated and can’t be recovered, and screen information captured during the design stage can be permanently masked so that it can’t be seen. Information collected by Process Discovery™ robots can be automatically masked, and specific applications can be defined as included or excluded from Process Discovery™ and RPA projects so that personal data such as passwords won’t be harvested.
Finally, the Kryon Automation Suite offers further safeguards to enhance and maintain data security. These include granular role-based access control for all system tools and components using multifactor authentication, and the latest authentication protocols such as Kerberos, LDAP, OAuth, SAML 2.0 and OpenID Connect are supported too. We’ve added a credential vault to ensure the secure storage and management of user credentials, as well as multi-tenancy support for data segregation between internal teams and organizations. These impressive features are rounded off with detailed audit logs to support any audit process and forensic analysis, all of which are highly configurable and easily integrated with any audit tracking system on the market.
As you can see, we not only take security seriously – we also take great care to ensure that our products comply with the latest rules and regulations. We want you to know that you can use them with confidence. Why not give them a try and join the automation revolution?
If you want to see for yourself how secure the Kryon Automation Suite is, why not request a live demo?