Address regulatory compliance requirements with data protection


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.


Noncompliance 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.


Find out How

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.

Data-Centric Security

The ideal solution for GDPR compliant data protection

GDPR requires that sensitive data be protected while in motion or at rest and that applicable breaches be reported within 72 hours of discovery.

Data-centric security protects the data itself so that it's always safe;
no matter if you move it, use it, leave it, or lose it. 

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GDPR Compliance Success Story:

Mercury Processing Services International

Mercury Processing Services International

MPSI chooses data-centric security to fulfill both GDPR and PCI data protection requirements.

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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 is 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.

PCI 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

Government Savings Bank

GSB Thailand implemented PCI compliant data protection on their countrywide banking network.

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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.

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Achieve compliance without interrupting your business

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

Differentiate with PCI scope reduction

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

Address GDPR with data-centric security

Ensure your company’s readiness and meet critical GDPR requirements

Henning Horst

Global Director R&D

phone: + 49 611 93199 00


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.