A Layman’s Guide on How to Operate Your SIEM Under the GDPR

Learn more about operating your SIEM solution under the GDPR

Published July 2018


The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679, or “GDPR”, took effect on 25 May 2018 without the need for EU Member States to enact it into local law.

This Guide provides an overview of portions of the GDPR most relevant to processing log data using Splunk. The Guide has two parts:

• PART I provides a general introduction to the GDPR, highlighting aspects that are the most relevant to understanding the impact of the GDPR on log management.

• PART II provides specific compliance guidance and use cases for network and information security logs.

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