Is your file sharing solution GDPR-compliant?

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Why is the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) so important?

The GDPR is an EU regulation governing the processing of personal data by companies and public authorities. The regulation has been in force since May 25, 2016 and must be implemented by May 25, 2018. If companies fail to comply, fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of the world‘s annual turnover are threatened.

GDPR affects all companies that process personal data. This includes, for example, names, customer data, telephone numbers, email addresses or other data with which people can be identified.

Make your file sharing secure with ownCloud – and fully GDPR compliant.

ownCloud offers you a secure file sharing alternative to conventional public cloud offerings. Through on-premises installation and a variety of administration and security features, you not only gain full control of your data, but a truly private cloud for your business that is fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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ownCloud meets GDPR requirements

Availability & Access

Availability and access to data is always guaranteed. ownCloud has integrated:

  • Ransomware protection
  • Versioning with granular recovery functionality


Transparency & Procedure

Transparent & comprehensible processing of data and procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of protective measures.

ownCloud comes with an auditing/logging module as well as transparent authorization management.

Integrity & resilience of the systems

File changes can be detected and verified, even under high load.

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Encryption of personal data

In order to ensure adequate protection, personal data should be encrypted.

ownCloud provides client-side end-to-end encryption as well as server-side encryption with HSM support.

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ownCloud customer European Commission
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ownCloud customer Fujitsu