a cloud-agnostic Enterprise File Sharing and Sync (EFSS) platform, today
announced the world’s first availability of General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance support for
organizations utilizing private cloud enterprise file sharing.
The FileCloud platform provides a set of easy-to-use features that
supports enterprise organizations to adhere to the wide impact of GDPR,
including complete EU data-residency and support of GDPR compliance
across both private and public cloud deployments. Additionally,
FileCloud is introducing the ability to manage multiple policies across
users, including GDPR, which means that organizations can choose to show
GDPR specific consent only to users in the EU and not those who reside
elsewhere. No other cloud storage provider has announced such a broad
set of capabilities to meet GDPR across all requirements.
“FileCloud customers now have a platform to adhere to GDPR requirements,
providing secure data protection and user privacy while allowing
companies to refocus on their product,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of
FileCloud. “With regulations going into effect in a matter of months,
now is the time to ensure your organization is prepared for the impact
of GDPR regulation. FileCloud is an optimal platform to help every
organization to achieve full compliance in a rapidly changing landscape
of government regulations.”
The GDPR is a broad set of rules governing data protection for all
individuals within the EU and carries with it stiff penalties of 4
percent of revenue for companies that fail to comply. The regulations go
into effect May 2018 and apply not only to companies located within the
EU, but any company dealing with user data of EU citizens. As one of the
most ambitious and complex regulations passed by any government to
protect user privacy, companies of any size may find themselves
FileCloud's new features support organizations toward compliance of GDPR
requirements in the following ways:
User Consent: GDPR requires that all users provide explicit
consent to track personally identifiable information (PII). FileCloud
offers privacy settings to ask for explicit consent from users while
accessing, viewing or downloading files from FileCloud.
Breach Notification: GDPR requires that users are notified of
any breach. While breach notifications must be handled by the
customer, FileCloud has detailed policies and breach plans in place
for customer data in FileCloud Online.
Right To Access: GDPR provides that users may request access to
any information companies possess relating to them. FileCloud allows
an organization's data protection officer (DPO) or administrator to
search for user PII across all file content and activity logs.
Right To Be Forgotten: GDPR provides that users may request the
deletion or anonymization of any data companies possess relating to
them. FileCloud allows administrators to delete or anonymize all user
data, including any traces in FileCloud access logs.
Data Portability: GDPR provides that users may request a copy
of data for use elsewhere. FileCloud allows the export of files in
standard formats and activity logs in easily readable CSV files.
Privacy By Design: GDPR requires companies to provide privacy,
regardless of technological implementation or design. FileCloud is
built on open standards and is designed to offer flexibility of
deployment on private, public, or hybrid clouds. FileCloud offers data
residency, allowing customers to select the region of their choice for
storing and processing data.
“Many well known enterprise file sharing and sync SaaS are not fully
GDPR compliant yet,” said Venkat Ramasamy, Chief Operating Officer of
FileCloud. “These providers are putting themselves, their customers and
partners at huge risk. FileCloud mitigates risk by providing complete
control of the software infrastructure to manage data and regulation
The new features will be available December 20, 2017. FileCloud is
available for immediate download from our customer portal. For more
information please visit www.getfilecloud.com.
FileCloud is based in Austin, Texas, and is a developer of unified,
secure enterprise file service platform that organizes enterprise data,
enhances collaboration and productivity, while providing ironclad data
protection. FileCloud’s file sharing solutions offer powerful file
sharing, sync, and mobile access capabilities on public, private and
hybrid clouds. The company offers two products—Tonido for consumers, and
FileCloud for businesses—that are used by millions of customers around
the world, ranging from individuals to Global 2000 enterprises,
educational institutions, government organizations, and managed service
providers. For more information, visit www.getfilecloud.com.
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