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  • by LandSense team
  • 02.11.2018
  • Workshop, Infrastructure

GDPR compliance and the LandSense Engagement Platform

As of May 25, 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out new rules on data protection and privacy for individuals. This regulation is not only relevant to organizations across the EU, but also citizen observatories such as LandSense.

The GDPR defines a new standard for individual rights to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. However, GDPR compliancy causes some concerns and new expectations for IT security teams.

LandSense partners Christian Schill from StZ FELIS (Germany) and Andreas Matheus from Secure Dimension (Germany) are striving to ensure GDPR compliance, in turn promoting sustainability of the LandSense Engagement Platform. Their efforts are focusing on compliance in terms of identity provision and protecting, processing and storing personal data in line with the GEANT Data protection Code of Conduct (CoC).

After this self-assessment we can conclude, with a high level of certainty, that the key component of theEngagement Platform – the LandSense Authorization Server – operates in compliance with both GDPR - and the Code Of Conduct - Great news as we move forward with our Engagement Platform.