BizTalk Server and GDPR whitepaper

Finally, my latest whitepaper has been published: “BizTalk Server and GDPR“! After doing several GDPR assessments and talked a little about this topic on INTEGRATE 2018 London event I thought this should be the next logical step considering that this is a topic that has worried a lot of BizTalk Server customers, and still worries, and in a more general way all organizations regardless of whether they use or not BizTalk Server.

BizTalk Server and GDPR

In a general way, BizTalk Server is GDPR compliant – in fact Microsoft Product group announced in INTEGRATE2018 London Event that one of the features of BizTalk Server 2016 Feature Pack 3 (FP3) was FIPS and GDPR privacy standards-compliant, but that was just a marketing strategy since, in its most simplistic form, BizTalk Server is a messaging broker, which doesn’t capture or store any type of data on its system other than for the time needed to complete business processes and to connect and route messages to their target systems. However, because you can process messages and/or communicate with systems that contain sensitive data (personal data) you must have some good practices in BizTalk Server Applications to comply with GDPR. So, in other words, BizTalk Server is GDPR compliant but your BizTalk Applications may not be.

What to expect about BizTalk Server and GDPR whitepaper

BizTalk Server is part of a complex enterprise IT environment, we also need to guarantee that these BizTalk Server environments are GDPR compliant. This white paper intends to provide key points on how you can archive and deploy secure integrations in BizTalk Server, and how you can ensure and/or help organizations for this complex middle piece, become GDPR compliant.

This whitepaper will cover the impact of the new regulations and what needs to be done with a focus exclusively on BizTalk Server environments.

Where I can download it

The whitepaper is completely free and you can download it here:

I would like to take this opportunity also to say thanks to Lex Hegt for helping me reviewing this whitepaper especially for the incredible work of him correcting my horrible English and in this way make the document and my thoughts being readable.

I hope you enjoy reading this paper and any comments or suggestions are welcome.

You can also find, download and enjoy several other free whitepapers of my own here:

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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