GDPR compliance and Elasticsearch

The European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect. Learn about security and deployment best practices to get your Elasticsearch data compliant with GDPR guidelines.

Talk with an Elastic expert about getting GDPR-ready with the Elastic Stack.

Get your Elasticsearch data GDPR-compliant

Whether you are using Elasticsearch for application search or as a centralized logging platform, there is a strong chance that you are dealing with data that is classified as personal data by GDPR guidelines, with strict requirements on how it's secured and processed.

Learn how you can use Elastic Stack features, from role-based access control to data encryption, to get your Elasticsearch data ready for GDPR.

Use the Elastic Stack to get GDPR-compliant

GDPR mandates that you "shall implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk." One well-accepted technical measure that organizations take is the centralized logging and analysis of all security-related information.

Many organizations are using the Elastic Stack as their central security analytics platform for real-time analysis of security information at scale.

  • USAA secured their entire internal network and application portfolio.

  • Barclays created a centralized security function to protect the global enterprise.

  • Slack built a defensive security program to monitor malicious activity.