Tip of the Day: Windows Server Question of the Day

Today's tip...



My customer has been hearing a lot about GPDR and is asking me about GPDR with regard to Windows Server. GPDR is new to me.

  • What is it?
  • How important is it?
  • Is there publicly available information about Windows Server and GPDR?




All good questions. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European privacy law due to take effect on May 25, 2018 that sets a new global bar for privacy rights, security, and compliance. The GDPR is fundamentally about protecting and enabling the privacy rights of individuals. The GDPR establishes strict global privacy requirements governing how you manage and protect personal data while respecting individual choice — no matter where data is sent, processed, or stored.


Microsoft and our customers are now on a journey to achieve the privacy goals of the GDPR. At Microsoft, we believe privacy is a fundamental right, and we believe that the GDPR is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights. But we also recognize that the GDPR will require significant changes by organizations all over the world.


To learn more about GPDR and Windows Server, click here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/security/gdpr/gdpr-winserver-whitepaper