GDPR and SQL Server

Data privacy and data security have become one of the most prominent topics in organizations in almost every industry across the globe. New regulations are emerging that formalize requirements around these topics, and compel organizations to comply.

The upcoming EU Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most noteworthy of these new regulations.

The GDPR takes effect on 25th May 2018 and sets a new global bar for privacy rights, security, and compliance. It mandates many requirements and obligations on organizations across the globe. Complying with this regulation will necessitate significant investments in data handling and data protection for a very large number of organizations.

Microsoft has produced some guidelines for SQL Service, which can be found here:  microsoft-sql-and-the-gdpr

For more information on the GDPR, please visit the EU GDPR page.

For an in-depth guide on how Microsoft can help customers being their journey to GDPR compliance, see Beginning your General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Journey.

To learn more about Microsoft’s commitment to privacy and GDPR principles, visit the Trust Center GDPR site