The General Data Protection Regulation

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to replace the set of regulations and the authorities of the protection of people in the 28 EU member states; the GDPR is a homogeneous standard that is applied throughout the EU. This new law became active on May 25, 2018.

Who is it for?

GDPR affects all companies that process the personal data of citizens of the European Union, regardless of where the company is located. If your organization collects or processes the personal data of EU residents, regardless of whether or not you have a physical presence in the EU, you are subject to the GDPR.

UserGate and the GDPR

UserGate is working hard to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements. UserGate takes information security seriously and has implemented policies and procedures for safeguarding personal data that is stored, processed and/or transferred by UserGate.

These policies and procedures include, without limitation, physical and logical access restrictions, data classification, access rights, credentialing programs, record retention, data privacy, information security and the treatment of personal data and sensitive personal data throughout its lifecycle.

Does the GDPR apply to UserGate platform?

Yes, but only to a very limited extent. UserGate helps customers enable security in their networks (and to thus better comply with the GDPR), but UserGate generally does not have access to, nor does it collect or use, the personal data of individuals.

The GDPR, therefore, does not apply to UserGate software in most cases. Our customers’ use of our products by itself does not subject UserGate to GDPR.