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Interesting reads about eIDAS and the GDPR

Interesting reads about the GDPR and how to comply to this regulation

The recently introduced General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new and very tight regulation with the goal to improve private persons’ protection and unify it for all EU member states by May 2018. Our experts wrote some blog posts for you to inform you about this strict regulation, the consequences and the possible solutions to comply.

The countdown has begun… How to prepare your organization for the GDPR

In this post, we discuss how your organization should treat Personally Identifiable Information to avoid heavy penalties. We also share our advice on which solution is the most profitable one for you.

General Data Protection Regulation: 10 things you need to know

Get your facts straight about GDPR. In this post, you will get to know more about the meaning of PII, the value of big data and how endless terms and agreement policies will become a thing of the past. You will find out why the assignment of a DPO is recommended, what the importance is of regular impact assessments and the reporting of data breaches. But most importantly, we’ll reveal why you have to start complying asap and what happens if you fail.

Does the GDPR apply to paper data

You are probably wondering if the GDPR is also applicable to your paper archive? Well it is, it applies to all data, in any form, that can be used to identify a person. In this blog post we explain why this also applies to paper data.

Interesting reads about the eIDAS regulation and Digital Sealing

In December 1999, Europe created a Directive on a European level in order to facilitate the use of digital signatures and their legal recognition. But this provided only half of the equation and did not foresee in a single, cross-border European framework to make this happen. A Regulation followed in July 2014 followed, commonly known as “the eIDAS Regulation”, to fill in the gaps. We wrote multiple posts about this regulation, where we answer key questions about this topic.

The legal landscape of eIDAS

The eIDAS regulation opens up a lot of opportunities for organizations in Europe but how will eIDAS affect organizations in Europe and beyond? In this blog post you can read that next to the aspect of digital identification, the eIDAS regulation also creates one unified market in Europe for third party trusted services, electronic signatures, electronic seals and time stamps.

Why you need to think about Digital Sealing.... now!

As Europe creates this unified market for electronic seals and signatures, we try to answer following pressing questions:

  • Which methods or procedures assure you that it’s a valid signature?
  • What about the legal effect of a digitally signed document?
  • Would it be accepted in a court of law just as the ink-signed paper version would be?

And of course, the crucial questions if you digitally sign a contract:

  • Am I who I say I am?
  • Can somebody else do it?
eIDAS in 8 Bullet Points

The eIDAS Regulation was set out to enable convenient and secure electronic transactions in all EU member states, so you might be wondering how your company can adhere to this regulation? That’s why we wrote a blog post where we guide you through the eIDAS Regulation in eight bullet points.

The biggest eIDAS opportunity is called Digital Transformation

The last few years digital transformation is worldwide trending, with all its derivatives and impacts: paperless, NWOW (new way of working), BYOD (Bring your own device), … And yet, when we take a look to business processes, we notice that paper continues to be king

How to secure the content of your digital documents with a digital seal

In a fully digital process, the print-sign-scan steps are replaced by digital sealing and signing solutions. But with increased digital document exchange comes an increasing risk for fraud. Read this whitepaper where we share how you can protect data integrity, authenticity of your data with a digital seal and prevent forgery in the future.

5 Reasons why you should secure your electronic files with a digital seal

If you are still doubting to go digital, we would be happy to share some more of our expertise with you. In this blog post we listed up 5 main reasons on how using a digital seal will make you take the shift to a digital organization.

3 Common use cases for digital sealing

Digital seals and signatures represent important benefits for organizations as explained in a previous blog post but may also demand significant investments to realize this step in digital transformation. We dedicated this blog post to 3 common use cases for digital sealing and we also give you their drivers for using a digital seal.

How to protect your business against fraud with a digital seal

Finally, we help you choose the right partner or platform for digital sealing. In particular, for the Finance and Insurance sector where the need for such a solution increases with the growing exchange of digital documents.

Final Advice

Don't look at eIDAS and GDPR as a threat, but as an opportunity!

You could look at this as a threat, but at Docbyte we like to consider it as an opportunity. A fresh start to rethink your data management policy and to reshape your archiving processes in a digital way.

e-Archiving with the Belgian Digital Act

Archiving is the last logical step of information lifecycle management, which the legislator tried to regulate after defining the framework of the previous steps. After eIDAS and GDPR, the Belgian Digital Act will have a big impact on digital business processes.