GDPR and Mainframe: What You Need to Know

Is your enterprise ready for the upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? If you’re not sure, you’re not alone. A recent survey of mainframe users found that only 25 percent of IBM mainframe customers are confident that their security system is GDPR compliant. The survey, conducted at the annual GSE UK Conference for IBM mainframe users, also revealed that 31 percent of mainframe customers think they aren’t compliant, while 40 percent don’t know their status. And perhaps most concerning, 4 percent aren’t sure what the GDPR is. 

The EU’s GDPR, which goes into effect May 25, 2018, will give consumers more say over what companies can do with their data. Here’s how mainframers can prepare.