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4 Steps to Support GDPR Compliance in a Digital Workplace

Published: 10 January 2019

ID: G00373638

Analyst(s): Bart Willemsen , Manjunath Bhat , Katja Ruud


A mobile-enabled digital workplace exposes personal data to new security risks and potential data breaches. I&O leaders must enforce endpoint management and security policies to protect user privacy and comply with privacy regulations such as the GDPR.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Step 1: Publish a Clear BYOD/COPE Policy That Explains Employees’ Rights and Responsibilities
    • Employees’ Right to Privacy
    • Employees’ Responsibilities to Protect Personal Data and Customer Information
  • Step 2: Select UEM Tools and Approve Third-Party Apps by Evaluating Products Based on Their Adherence to Data Protection Requirements
  • Step 3: Create Automated Workflows for Compromise Detection by Configuring Device Compliance Rules
    • Integration Between UEM and MTD Tools
  • Step 4: Separate Work and Personal Data by Enforcing Data Security Controls Using UEM Tools
    • Managed Apps/Managed Contacts in iOS
    • Work Profile in Android
    • Windows Information Protection (Windows 10)

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