The Kryon Automation Suite and GDPR
What Is GDPR and Why Is It Important? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018, is widely seen – and correctly so – as one of the most stringent data privacy regulations ever devised. Its purpose is to allow individual citizens of the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) to exercise a high degree of control over their personally identifiable information (PII), as well as to simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses by harmonizing data regulations throughout the EU. The GDPR lays out exactly how businesses may store, access and process the personal data of EU citizens, even if the actual data processing takes place outside of the EU. It states that data cannot be processed unless the data subject has given explicit and informed consent, and that the data subject can freely withdraw this consent at any time. All enterprises involved in the collection of EU citizens’ data must ensure that their technology is GDPR compliant, and the field of robotic process automation (RPA) is no exception. Because RPA technology records business data as a matter of course during the automation process, the Kryon Automation Suite incorporates a broad range of features to deliver GDPR compliance that you can trust.