ELO Digital Office USA, enabling businesses to improve collaboration and streamline information management, announced it will be a featured sponsor of the ChannelPro SMB Forum 2018 Dallas. Showcasing the entire portfolio of ELO Digital Office solutions, ELO USA will demonstrate how ELOprofessional and ELOenterprise combined with iFileMe enable compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will take effect on May 25, 2018. ChannelPro SMB Forum Dallas will be held at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas (March 6-7).
“While GDPR mandates how personal data protection is handled for European Union countries, the regulation will affect businesses around the world that gather personal customer information,” said Szilvia Horvath, CEO of ELO Digital Office USA. The law, which is compulsory, carries steep fines for non-compliance. “ELO USA and ATLAS have combined forces to give resellers an efficient and affordable way for them to help customers mitigate risk while enabling GDPR compliance,” continued Horvath. The solution combines the secure content management and archiving capabilities of ELOprofessional and ELOenterprise with intelligent file sharing provided by iFileMefrom ATLAS.
Enabling GDPR Compliance with ELO and iFileMe
The overarching goal of GDPR is to give individuals more control over their personal data, particularly when it comes to sharing information with businesses and organizations. Organizations that maintain personal customer data will be allowed to retain a single copy of this data provided the owner has given their consent. Generally, organizations become compliant in one of two ways: 1) conduct an internal audit to identify all versions of personal data, consolidate it to one file in one location, and verify the organization has been given consent by its owner to maintain and update data as appropriate; 2) securely pass all personal data to its rightful owner via a qualified file-sharing platform, allowing the end user to grant and control consent authorizations.
“Of these options, the first is far more expensive, time consuming, and makes organizations liable for data security,” said Dave Westlake, CEO of ATLAS, “With our ELO and iFileMe-based solutions, option two can be implemented nearly immediately. Moreover, this approach shifts control of sensitive data to its owners, removes corporate liability, and makes it significantly more difficult for hackers to illegally access large amounts of personal data.”
ELO and iFileMe solutions securely shift personal data currently held by organizations back to end users. This gives individuals greater control over their personal information, reduces the time and cost of GDPR compliance, and provides a true "cradle-to-grave" document chain of custody. “ELO USA and ATLAS give resellers a cost-effective, low-barrier-to-entry solution, which gives them a competitive advantage in today’s global economy,” said Horvath. The ELO/iFileMe approach to GDPR compliance enables end users to:
- maintain complete control over who has access to their personal information; revoke permissions at any time;
- always have the latest and most up-to-date version of any document (i.e., insurance policies, license, etc.) without the need to mail, print, or scan documents; and
- immediately share document updates with every company or individual requiring an update.
Enabling GDPR compliance, ELO/iFileMe approach helps businesses and organizations to:
- adhere to GDPR Know Your Client (KYC) processes;
- eliminate missed target-marketing efforts; reduce time to complete document-based workflows; and
- mitigate data protection liability by assigning it to its rightful owner who is responsible for keeping it up to date.