Data Compliance

Address regulatory compliance requirements with data protection

Data Protection is the Foundation of Data Privacy

All data privacy laws have two common denominators - data protection and breach notification requirements. 

The reason for that is simple. Even if everyone in your organization is dedicated to respecting data privacy, that means nothing in the event of a breach.

To guarantee the privacy of sensitive data, it must be protected.

Learn how to ensure compliance with data-centric security.

How can our data compliance services help you?

Address GDPR with data-centric security

Ensure your company's readiness and meet critical GDPR requirements.

Differentiate with PCI scope reduction

Think beyond corporate boundaries and reduce PCI scope for your customers and partners.

Achieve compliance without interrupting your business

Implement data protection with no impact to your applications and without disrupting your business.

GDPR

How are you ensuring compliance?

Since 25 May 2018, GDPR is in effect. Every company that processes personal data of European residents is impacted – no matter where the company is based.

Non-compliance and mismanagement of data breaches can result in steep fines - up to 4% of global annual revenue or 20 million EUR, whichever is higher.

Is your organization ready? If you're not sure, here are 6 tips to avoid the GDPR auditor's cross-hairs.

Turn GDPR Risk into Opportunity

The key to developing a balanced GDPR strategy is recognizing where GDPR risks can be turned into opportunities.

This will allow your organization to make a realistic risk analysis, leverage the opportunities GDPR affords, and determine your organization's level of GDPR readiness.

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Wondering where to start?

Learn how to leverage PCI compliance as a foundation for GDPR

Whether your organization is already PCI compliant or moving in that direction, the technologies and processes required for PCI compliance can be used as a framework for GDPR compliance.

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Address these key GDPR requirements:

Processing of personal data (articles 5 & 6)

Processing of personal data (articles 5 & 6)

Organizations have to ensure appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing.

Organizations have to ensure the existence of appropriate safeguards, which may include encryption or pseudonymisation (tokenization).

Data protection by design and by default (article 25)

Data protection by design and by default (article 25)

Companies are required to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures, such as pseudonymisation, which are designed to implement data-protection principles.

Security of processing (article 32)

Security of processing (article 32)

Companies are required to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, including pseudonymisation and encryption of personal data.

Communication of a personal data breach to the data subject (article 34)

Communication of a personal data breach to the data subject (article 34)

If a breach results in the exposure of unprotected data, organizations will have to communicate the data breach. However, if the data was protected with appropriate measures, like tokenization or encryption, a data breach notification will not be required.

Buckle up with data-centric security!

Failure to protect sensitive data is like driving down the information superhighway without a seat belt - you might be fine for a while, but is it really worth the risk?

Data-centric security protects the data itself so that it's always protected; no matter if it's at rest, in motion, in use, or lost in a data breach.

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GDPR Data Compliance Success Stories:

Mercury Processing Services International

Mercury Processing Services International

MPSI chose data-centric security to fulfill key GDPR and PCI data compliance standards.

“We were very satisfied with comforte’s readiness to handle whatever requests we had, wherever and however they arose. Their dedication and diligence were essential to this project’s success.”

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Bankart

Bankart

Bankart met both PCI and GDPR data protection requirements with zero downtime on their international payments processing network.

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PCI DSS

Any organization involved with the processing, transmission, or storage of card data must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Compliance must be validated periodically. Failure to comply can result in fines or the termination of the ability to process card payments.

comforte data protection addresses one of the most important PCI requirements:

“Render PAN (Primary Account Number) data unreadable anywhere it is stored.”

(PCI DSS requirement 3.4)

Reduce Your Scope

comforte’s vaultless tokenization completely replaces PAN data in your environment and stores tokens in your database instead.

As you no longer store PAN data on your systems, you reduce your PCI scope and corresponding compliance cost.

What's good for you is good for your customers & partners...

Extend PCI scope reduction with data protection that goes beyond corporate boundaries.

By exchanging tokenized data instead of PANs, organizations can help their partners and customers to reduce PCI scope.

Want to learn more? Check out our quick reference guide that shows you how:

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PCI Data Compliance Success Stories:

One of the world’s largest electronic payments networks

One of the world’s largest electronic payments networks

One of the biggest electronic payments companies in the world achieved PCI compliance with zero impact on network availability.

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Government Savings Bank of Thailand

Government Savings Bank of Thailand

GSB implemented PCI compliant data protection on their countrywide network.

“comforte is an excellent partner who always demonstrates the highest levels of commitment, understanding and trust.”

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Leading Canadian Bank

Leading Canadian Bank

Canada's biggest bank now delivers additional value beyond corporate boundaries by helping their customers to reduce PCI scope.

“comforte offered strong support that was not only available whenever needed but was also very knowledgeable.”

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Major Oil Company

Major Oil Company

A major oil company chose tokenization to fulfill key PCI requirements to secure sensitive data. 

"Throughout the project it was clear that comforte's support team had a great deal of expierence with PAN detection and tokenization. Thanks to their expertise, we were able to deploy in such a short amount of time."

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Our latest data compliance insights:

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Henning Horst

Global Director R&D

phone: + 49 611 93199 00

email: info@comforte.com

Let's talk compliance!

Disclaimer: This website does not provide legal advice for your company to use in complying with EU data privacy laws like the GDPR. Instead, it provides background information to help you better understand how your organization can leverage data security to address some important legal points. This legal information is not the same as legal advice, where an attorney applies the law to your specific circumstances, so we insist that you consult an attorney if you need advice on your interpretation of this information or its accuracy. In a nutshell, you may not rely on this this website as legal advice, nor as a recommendation of any particular legal understanding.