On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fully enforceable across the European Union (EU), creating a higher standard for data protection, privacy, and security for the processing of personal data from the EU. The GDPR applies to the processing of personal data regardless of where that takes place in the world, and impacts any company that handles personal data of EU citizens and others within the EU.
At SolarWinds, GDPR readiness has required companywide changes and updates to policies as well as some product-related changes. The SolarWinds GDPR compliance program has taken over 12 months to audit, build, implement and test. SolarWinds has completed key assessments and updates to satisfy the GDPR requirements and all initiatives have been executed with the goal of providing transparency to data subjects regarding the care with which their personal data is treated.
SolarWinds has looked at every product and implemented processes and procedures designed to meet the obligations outlined in GDPR. SolarWinds is confident the steps taken adequately address the GDPR requirements and provides us the ability to satisfy data subject right requests.
SolarWinds products and services meet the principles of privacy by design and default as outlined in Article 25 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Adherence to these standards means that our products have appropriate privacy and security features embedded within their design, and SolarWinds has the ability to fully support the data subject rights called out in the GDPR.
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"What’s impressive is that SolarWinds has looked at every product and implemented processes and procedures designed to meet the obligations outlined in GDPR. I’m confident the company has taken the necessary steps to ensure that these products comply with the principles of the GDPR and provide a level of confidence for clients, their customers, employees and other stakeholders in the use of those products,"
- Ardi Kolah LL.M, Director, GDPR Programme at Henley Business School (UK) and author of the GDPR Handbook, published globally in June 2018.