Coping with Safe Harbor - HyTrust

Coping with Safe Harbor

The October 6 end of Safe Harbor is an event that will probably be significantly more impactful than many currently realize. Up until October 6, US companies doing business in Europe in a way that resulted in them holding Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on European Union citizens were able to self certify that they were doing the needful in terms of protecting the privacy and integrity of that data. With the end of Safe Harbor that self certification is no longer good enough and organizations with EU national PII will have to look at other solutions, technical, policy, procedural and otherwise, in order to ensure compliance with the new order in the EU.

Long and short of it is that life just got a lot busier and complex for many high ranking IT executives in US multinationals doing business in Europe.

In order to help organizations cope with these changes, we have put together a couple on demand webinars as well as a solution brief.

On Demand Webinars:

  • No More Safe Harbors in the Cloud – Ashish Suri, VP of SaaS Security and Compliance at CA and Stephen Wu, Noted Author and Attorney at the Silicon Valley Law Group join HyTrust’s own Kapil Raina, VP of Product Marketing, for a lively, informative discussion on what Safe Harbor was and what some of the implications of its end are.
  • Technical Solutions to Safe Harbor Challenges – Bill Hackenberger, HyTrust VP of Data Security and Kapil Raina, HyTrust VP of Product Marketing together present some technical, policy and procedure solutions to some of the challenges the passing of Safe Harbor presents as well as a technical deep dive into data sovereignty and geofencing technologies including Intel TXT and HyTrust BoundaryControl.

Solution Brief:

  • Safe Harbor: End of an Era – this informative but crisp Solution Brief presents some of the major challenges presented by the passing of Safe Harbor and some concrete steps organizations can take to cope with these changes.

While many of the ramifications of these recent changes have yet to be fully understood, clearly this is a large and important enough challenge that getting ahead of the ball with a better understanding of some of the options is clearly a good thing.

Thanks for reading and hope the webinars and paper are useful to you.

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