The consequences of the “Safe Harbor” ruling
(19.10.2015 - Bonn) Since the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the “Safe Harbor” agreement is invalid, a state of legal limbo has prevailed in that no clear data protection regulations now exist regarding the secure exchange of personal data between the EU and the US. With SER’s Doxis4 solution, however, organisations can stay on the right track, as its built-in encryption facility enables data to be exchanged securely – even in the cloud – despite the current legal uncertainties.
Using the iECM Doxis4 Suite organisations can ensure that information, including personal data, is exchanged securely and in compliance with data protection regulations. This is because the SER solution provides effective protective mechanisms and highly secure encryption technologies for the archiving and storage of organisational data and documents.
Doxis4 thereby ensures that data can be encrypted in a process of asynchronous replication to the cloud. Prior to being transferred, the content is encoded at the local data centre with a secure AES-256 key specific to the organisation concerned. As a result, the information is not subject to statutory data protection regulations and cannot be read by the cloud operator
To avoid becoming dependent on particular external providers, this scenario excludes the possibility of a “cloud vendor lock-in”, as Doxis4 is can replicate the content subsequently even if a different cloud provider is used. The same process also takes place with the locally stored documents, avoiding any need for the content of those documents to be recreated by the previous cloud provider.
About the SER Group
SER is the largest European software vendor* of complete enterprise content management systems for information logistics. With more than 550 employees in 15 companies at 22 separate international locations, SER provides its customers with personal, on-site advice, support, implementation and maintenance. Added to this is a network of experienced partners. Around the world, SER has more than 2,000 corporate customers – including half of the DAX 30 companies – with more than 1 million users in total.
For 30 years now, SER has been developing software that is “Made in Germany” for companies from all industry sectors. The entirely service-oriented Doxis4 iECM Suite is a technological milestone which offers flexible options for every ECM scenario. The range of solutions includes electronic archiving and document management, electronic records and workflow, automated processing of incoming mail and e-mail archiving.
* Based on the latest available data, SER is Europe's number one independent vendor for ECM software in terms of turnover, gross profit, operating profit and number of employees.