Kentico Continues to Grow its GDPR Knowledge
New whitepaper and eBook among list of educational materials CMS vendor has brought together to put customers on path to GDPR compliance
Bedford, New Hampshire, US, March 28, 2018—Kentico Software, a fast-growing provider of Content Management Systems (CMS) with offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, and North America, continues to add to its industry-leading array of GDPR information and services for customers. Its library of offerings, designed to help clients achieve GDPR compliance, now includes nearly 50 articles, documentation, eBooks, videos, and whitepapers.
This week, the company added two high profile items to its list of GDPR informational assets: “The GDPR Challenge” - A whitepaper for novices, those brand new to GDPR. This paper brings readers up to speed on the challenges and opportunities for roles associated with content management and digital experience; and “GDPR, Your CMS, and You” – This eBook is a handy guide with actionable steps necessary to place GDPR compliance at the heart of your technology stack. Readers of this eBook will know how to track GDPR consents for easier compliance; the steps to undertake to determine if you are bound by GDPR; GDPR compliance implementation; how to map your data flow successfully; and more.
GDPR Just Two Months from Taking Effect
The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR takes effect in just a couple of months—on May 25, 2018, to be exact. Hailed as the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years, it puts in place a number of data protection methodologies. It’s intended to ensure the privacy of EU citizens and carries with it severe penalties for companies that don’t follow its guidelines. Penalties for non-compliance include fines of up to €20M or four percent of a company’s annual revenue. Fines apply not just to businesses based in the EU, but to any business that is targeting customers in the EU, regardless of where the business is based.
Kentico has gone to great lengths to become a thought leader on GDPR and to ensure that users of its content marketing platform have the issue well in hand. Beyond the whitepaper and eBook introduced this week, here is a list of GDPR informational assets that the company has put in place to support customers so far:
- “GDPR and the Hotel Sector: What You Need to Know Today,” by Wayne Jasek, Kentico’s Director of APAC
- “Is Your CMS GDPR Ready?” by Kentico's VP of Product, Karol Jarkovsky
- “Hotels and Customer Data: A Right to be Forgotten,” by Wayne Jasek, Kentico’s Director of APAC
- “I’m a Developer and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is no big deal. Or is it?” by Bryan Soltis, Technical Evangelist at Kentico
- “The GDPR Will Fundamentally Change Marketing,” by Jim Panagas, Kentico’s Director of PR & Analyst Relations, based on an interview with Tim Walters, Ph.D., Principal Strategist and Privacy Lead at The Content Advisory
- GDPR Data Protection App – Addressing issues such as data flow, consents, right to access, right to be forgotten, and data portability
Whitepapers and eBooks
“Kentico has made a tremendous investment in order to become a thought leader on GDPR as it pertains to the CMS market,” commented Petr Palas, Founder and CEO. “We have immersed ourselves in this EU legislation from the start and modified our CMS platform to accommodate GDPR accordingly.” He continued, “Kentico has amassed a considerable amount of knowledge on the subject and is now in a position to help customers around the globe bring their marketing operations into GDPR compliance.”
Kentico Software was launched with one vision in mind—to build exceptional digital platforms that allow clients to connect with their customers, surpass their business goals, and achieve digital marketing and e-commerce success. The product line includes Kentico EMS, the all-in-one CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform, and Kentico Cloud, the comprehensive cloud-first headless CMS and digital experience platform.
Kentico EMS’s rich selection of out-of-the-box web parts, easy customizations, and open API quickly gets websites operational. The all-in-one platform combines a full set of integrated solutions, including Online Marketing, E‑commerce, Online Communities, and Intranet and Collaboration. Kentico EMS allows you to manage contacts and campaigns, track the customer journey, provide global e-commerce functionality, and measure and analyze the results to create and manage customer experiences easily in a dynamic business environment.
Kentico Cloud is the cloud-first headless CMS and digital experience platform. Users can manage structured content for multichannel delivery, use the API-first CMS to display that content on any website or device, and track visitor interactions to personalize the digital experience.
Kentico has 1,000 digital solution partners and powers 25,000 websites across 100 countries. Founded in 2004, Kentico is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner headquartered in the Czech Republic with offices in the US, UK, Netherlands, and Australia. Customers include Gibson, Twinings, Ingram Micro, Mazda, Kingspan, Hunter Fan, Segway, and Allergan.
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