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Oct 2017 - Market Perspective - Doc # EMEA43097217

Security by Design and Default: A Step Toward GDPR

Authors: Kuan Hon, Martin Whitworth, Duncan Brown

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This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of the GDPR's new "data protection by design and by default" requirement in the context of security — security by design and default — affecting both internal systems/technologies and processes as well as procurement of software, hardware, and services.

"Security by design and by default lays the foundations for privacy," said Martin Whitworth, research director, IDC European Data Security and Privacy. "Designing and building secure systems and processes ensures that we are focusing on the key area of data protection from the outset."

Note: For the avoidance of doubt, this report does not purport to provide legal advice.

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