The new EU General Data Protection Regulation entered
into force on May 25 2018.

File transfer under the new General Data Protection Regulation

What does GDPR mean?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679), short form EU-GDPR, is the most important and biggest change to data protection in the past 20 years. The GDPR applies to all companies that process, store or transfer personal data of EU citizens. For the first time, the new law provides a single and common legal basis for data protection in Europe.

With the GDPR, the EU simplifies and harmonises data protection laws across Europe and aims to give EU citizens greater control over their personal data.

A complete excerpt of the new General Data Protection Regulation can be found here.

How does Qiata help me to comply with the GDPR?

Qiata offers you a good basis to comply with the file transfer under the GDPR in accordance with the law.

Secure File Transfer

Qiata protects sensitive and personal files from unauthorized access. PIN and passwords give the user additional security.

Logged File Transfer

At Qiata, all processes are logged and can be viewed in a central audit log.

Limited by Policies

With the help of the extensive policy configuration, you have control over all files yourself.

Privacy by Default

Qiata provides all the essential tools from the start to ensure secure file delivery.

File Transfer according to GDPR

Do not rely on email for business-critical data. At Qiata, files are encrypted and secure at all times.

Right to be forgotten

Choose the retention time of files and transfers via the central archiver for yourself.

Keep track of your files

In today's world, businesses often lack visibility into file transfers, making it difficult to standardize across departments. In-house policies can not be adhered to and complicate file management within the organization.

To ensure legally compliant and secure file transfer, businesses can not rely on e-mail delivery when exchanging private and business-critical files. Rather, such companies need a simple and secure file transfer solution that ensures a legally compliant file transfer. However, this solution should not only be secure, but must also log all contents and processes in detail. Enterprises must be given an opportunity to create policies to enable validation and control of all content and files.

Make necessary arrangements NOW and prevent a costly awakening.


Integrating Qiata into existing processes is easy. Create a good basis to fulfill many parts of GDPR today.



Complete traceability through logging in the extensive audit log ensures trust, efficiency and compliance.



The file transfer is always encrypted with Qiata. Files can not be viewed in clear text at any time.

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Important facts about the GDPR at a glance:

  • The GDPR will apply from May 2018 to all companies operating in the European market, regardless of their company domicile, as long as they process data fomr EU citizens.

  • Secure FTP servers are not always GDPR compliant because it must be ensured that all external processes use secure protocols such as SFTP, FTPS or HTTPS and encryption. Setting up secure processes can be a huge expense for the admin.

  • Regulatory authorities can impose fines of up to € 20 million, or 4% of global annual turnover. This will significantly increase the fine.
  • Privacy by Default & Privacy by Design become a must-have for businesses of all kinds. Any form of data processing must meet the preconceptional integration of data protection requirements and preconfigure them by default.

  • When handling personal data, a "state of the art" protection is required. In many transmission paths, this is often not the case.

  • In the future, all data protection breakdowns must be reported, no matter what type of data was lost. This notification must be submitted to the regulatory authority within 72 hours of becoming aware. Affected parties must also be notified.

We will help you to ensure file transfer according to GDPR.

SECUDOS enables the creation of secure and manageable IT infrastructures on the user's own responsibility - without insecure services from the cloud.

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