Encryption for GDPR

Encryption offers the possibility of avoiding the need for breach notification.

GDPR provides exceptions if appropriate security controls are deployed. A breached organisation who renders data unintelligible through encryption to any person who is not authorised to access it, is not mandated to declare a breach & notify affected record owners.

How Encryption satisfies GDPR

Right to Erasure

By deleting a consumer’s associated key, a business could make sure that encrypted data is inaccessible in future.

Privacy by Design

Even if a serious data breach were to occur, any data acquired by third parties would be useless.


Link to identity is impossible without various pieces of information held in different locations

Central Control

Data controllers have full control over who can access their encrypted data

The communication of a personal data breach to the data subject shall not be required if the controller demonstrates to the satisfaction of the supervisory authority that it has implemented appropriate technological protection measures, and that those measures were applied to the data concerned by the personal data breach. Such technological protection measures should render the data unintelligible to any person who is not authorised to access it.

The European Parliament

Secure your important data with Sophos SafeGuard

Content is consistently encrypted from creation, ensuring the user, application and device is certified before access to data is given, without interrupting your daily workflow.

A password is not required to open a file internally, and you have the ability to define the applications you trust, so that data is not viewable by those you don’t.

The sharing of your encrypted files couldn’t be easier, even externally – with one click you can create a password protected file and send it as you would any other.


Why Sophos SafeGuard?


Protecting data everywhere, automatically securing content upon creation


Encrypting, decrypting and accessing information is automatic and transparent to the end user


Threat protection by connecting to Sophos Endpoint Protection


Continuously validates the user, application, and device integrity.

Manage Full Disk Encryption with Sophos Central

The unified console for managing Sophos products. Advanced attacks are more coordinated than ever before. Now, your defenses are too. The revolutionary Security Heartbeat™ ensures your endpoint protection and firewall are talking to each other. It’s a simple yet effective idea that means you get better protection against advanced threats and spend less time responding to incidents.

Book a call to learn how Sophos can help with GDPR

Simply fill out the form below, start a live chat above or email tellmemore@bytes.co.uk

Get a quote...

Email instead Call us