31 January 2018

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands – 31 January 2018: KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe B.V. (Kyocera) has published a new guide to inform and educate businesses on the specific risks associated with managing paper documents and help simplify the GDPR compliance process ahead of the May 2018 deadline.

File Under Compliance is a detailed, easy-to-digest guide to the legal and technical aspects of handling paper documents that contain personal data. It features expert insight from KYOCERA’s legal counsel and corporate compliance team as well as offering practical advice for managing and securing printed and digital records.

Many legal experts believe that paper documents are often overlooked by organisations as they prepare for GDPR.

Helena Brown, Partner and Head of Data at international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Failing to keep personal data secure is the number one reason organisations receive fines for breaches under current data protection law, something which is likely to continue when GDPR comes into force.

“Paper-based systems are generally less secure than IT-based systems principally because of the challenges around preventing physical access. Transporting data between locations in this format also increases security risks as paper cannot be encrypted or password protected.”

If properly managed, both paper and digital files can co-exist within a GDPR strategy, says Martijn van der Wel, Interim Legal Counsel at KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe and key contributor to the GDPR compliance guide. He commented: “For paper-based data, labelling and filing is vitally important when it comes to the requirement to track down and destroy specific data. Organisations need to be in a position to confidently demonstrate that they have erased all traces of personal data when the relevant request has been made.”

“A gradual digitisation of documents is something many businesses should now be moving towards, if they are not already,” adds technical specialist Johan van der Meer MSc, Senior Officer Corporate Compliance, KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe.

“The improved capabilities, such as access control and traceability, are just the beginning. A robust content services platform can tighten up the data protection process across the business and deliver real value to business leaders - caring about the future and their customers personal data- as the drive their companies toward GDPR compliance.

File Under Compliance, KYOCERA’s expert guide to achieving document management is available for download here.

Further advice and guidance on GDPR can be found on Eureka, KYOCERA’s new content platform. Eureka is a source of practical and insightful articles to help organisations understand the issues and opportunities around innovation, technology and information security.

About KYOCERA Document Solutions

KYOCERA Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including colour and monochrome multifunctional products as well as printers and wide format devices. Kyocera’s products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste - resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The KYOCERA Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allow customers to optimise and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of KYOCERA Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31 2017, KYOCERA Corporation's net sales totalled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. EUR 11.9 billion). For more information and press-ready photos, visit

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