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Experts recommend that European SAP customers evaluate their cloud strategy based on recent regulations in the EU and US. [shutterstock: 387639436, Sabphoto]

Experts recommend that European SAP customers evaluate their cloud strategy based on recent regulations in the EU and US. [shutterstock: 387639436, Sabphoto]

Cloud Exit Ahead?

The recently adopted US Cloud (Claryfiny Lawful Overseas Use of Data) Act and GDPR regulation are putting a dent in - maybe even causing serious damage to - cloud computing. Could an end be in sight for freedom of choice for SAP customers? A risk analysis for the Chief Information Security Officer.

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The US Cloud Act and the EU GDPR have the potential to become a dangerous mix for European SAP customers. [shutterstock: 550792084, katueng]

The US Cloud Act and the EU GDPR have the potential to become a dangerous mix for European SAP customers. [shutterstock: 550792084, katueng]

GDPR & Cloud Act Might Mean The Cloud Exit for ERP/ECC 6.0 & S/4

Initially, getting out of AWS, MS Azure and Google Cloud Platform was just one of many options for existing SAP customers. However, the US Cloud Act in combination with GDPR is an attack on the freedom of choice of European SAP users.

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WIth GDPR finally here. companies still face numerous challenges but can also profit from taking up opportunities created by the new regulation. [shutterstock: 44960825, Zolnierek]

WIth GDPR finally here. companies still face numerous challenges but can also profit from taking up opportunities created by the new regulation. [shutterstock: 44960825, Zolnierek]

GDPR: The Time Has Run Out!

The deadline has finally run out: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into force on May 25th and replaces the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and all data protection legislation in EU member states. However, it will affect every organisation that uses or handles personal data of EU citizens.

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The deadline has come and passed with a lot of companies not managing to be ready for GDPR. [shutterstock: 223838977, Filipe Frazao]

The deadline has come and passed with a lot of companies not managing to be ready for GDPR. [shutterstock: 223838977, Filipe Frazao]

Most European Organisations Not Ready For GDPR

A new PAC/CXP Group study finds that only 19 per cent of European organisations are ready for the full roll-out of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The report “Moving beyond the GDPR” is based on briefings with more than 200 senior business and IT executives at medium-sized and large companies operating across manufacturing, services and the public sector in Europe.

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GDPR brings legacy systems to the attention of data protection officers - technically as well as financially. [shutterstock: 413733049, Santi S]

GDPR brings legacy systems to the attention of data protection officers - technically as well as financially. [shutterstock: 413733049, Santi S]

Data Protection: You Save It, You Delete It

The timer has finally run out. Today on May 25th, the transitional period for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has ended. However, the technical and organizational measures necessary to fully comply with the requirements of the regulation still appear to be slow to find their way onto the priority list of IT managers.

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