GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union, will go into effect on May 25, 2018. It is a piece of legislation that will affect all EU member states and it is designed to address issues regarding the safe storage and responsible use of EU citizenry’s personal data. If you provide any kind of service or product to individuals it is likely that you are handling EU citizen data and therefore must become compliant with GDPR. The new regulation requires far faster responses to data breaches within 72 hours, and the maximum penalty for breaching the legislation has increased by over four times to 20 million euros(!).  There is no official guide on how to ensure Linux systems are GDPR compliant. The best hing to do is to ensure that your operating system and all programs handling the data or granting access to the data are patched and up to date. Some vendors are offering tools to help you prepare for and comply with the GDPR. Here two very interesting tools to get you started, Snow Software GDPR Risk Assessment and DB Networks DBN-6300