RapidCompute recently became Pakistan’s first cloud service provider to be GDPR compliant. The successful implementation of the regulatory requirements was marked by a formal signing ceremony between RapidCompute and SecureBeans, a cybersecurity consulting firm which performed an audit for the former. With this feat, RapidCompute has become one of the select few organizations in the country to be GDPR compliant. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was formally introduced when the European Union adopted the legislation in 2016. It is one of the most important set of laws governing privacy of data especially concerning citizens of the EU. It provides data security by introducing stringent regulations and standards for cybersecurity and protection of sensitive user information. Speaking at the occasion, Managing Director RapidCompute, Imran Khan stated; “Unfortunately, in Pakistan, there is a callous disregard for data protection which is clearly evident in the numerous breaches that have been reported in the past few years. With concerns about data privacy and confidentiality running high across many industries, RapidCompute wanted to assure its customers and partners that it continues to stay committed to its security strategy.