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Workspot is committed to helping customers with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Workspot became GDPR compliant as of May 25, 2018. Please contact us for more information.

What is GDPR?

Commonly known as EU GDPR – the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be applicable from May 25th, 2018 to harmonize data privacy laws throughout the EU. Organizations are required to be GDPR compliant by that date. GDPR is targeted to strengthen data protection for individuals within the EU and also addresses the export of personal data outside of the EU.

Who does the GDPR affect?

The GDPR applies to organizations located within the EU as well as outside of the EU, if they offer products and/or services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

The GDPR specifies two levels of fines:

Breaching GDPR/Failure to comply: Up to an amount that is the GREATER of €10 million or 2% of global annual revenue from the prior year.

Data Breach/Article 28: Up to the amount that is GREATER of €20 million or 4% of global revenue from the prior year. 

What is personal data?

Any information related to a living individual or ‘Data Subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.

Benefits of Cloud Desktops for GDPR

The Workspot Enterprise Desktop Cloud™ platform is a modern, cloud-native, SaaS cloud desktop solution built for the massive scale and low-latency of the public cloud era. The solution securely delivers virtual apps, cloud desktops and high-performance GPU cloud workstations from any Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud region, to the user’s device of choice. It enables enterprises to increase data security and end-user productivity while providing IT with the flexibility to provision/scale out cloud desktops with a click of a button from a single pane of glass, without having to set up and configure any physical hardware.

Workspot’s Desktop Control Fabric™ architecture is purpose-built to completely separate the cloud desktop control plane from the data plane. This unique design ensures that all customer data resides securely on Azure or Google Cloud and is owned and managed by the customer. The Workspot cloud desktop platform includes features and services for customers to help them comply with GDPR:

  • Monitoring & logging
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Data privacy
  • Security
  • Access control

More Information on GDPR

Follow this link to learn more about data protection reform and guidance. It contains further information and advice on the GDPR and what steps organizations need to take towards becoming GDPR compliant.

In particular, take a look at their document on ‘Preparing for the GDPR: 12 steps to take now’.


This page provides a general overview of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and how Workspot Desktop Cloud solutions can help organizations comply with certain EU GDPR requirements.
The information in this document is not intended and may not be used as legal advice to determine how its laws might apply to your organization. Organizations, including existing and prospective customers are responsible to pursue their own legal guidance about the compliance of GDPR laws and regulations on processing of PII (Personally Identifiable Information) or SPI (Sensitive Personal Information), including through using and/or deploying any vendor’s products or services