How DMARC Facilitates GDPR Compliance

June 23, 2022  |  2 min read

The importance of DMARC for GDPR is straightforward: It offers transparency into any service sending emails in your name. DMARC is a very helpful technology you should include in your compliance toolkit because of GDPR.

DMARC can be configured to have a monitor-only policy (p=none) for this reason. Even though it offers no defense against email impersonation, it does enable businesses to begin compiling aggregate information and obtaining exposure. Additionally, once you switch your DMARC policy from simple visibility to enforcement (p=quarantine or p=reject), you may ensure that only senders with whom you have a DPA will be allowed to send emails to you.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR’s main goals are to restore citizens’ and residents’ sovereignty over their personal data and to streamline the regulatory framework for transnational business by harmonizing EU regulations.

How DMARC Facilitates GDPR Compliance

Listing all of the providers that send emails on your behalf is important for GDPR compliance. This is due to GDPR’s need that you enter into a data processing agreement (DPA) with each cloud service provider that handles customer data on your behalf in Europe.

For this purpose, DMARC can be set up using a monitor-only policy (p=none). Skysnag provides automated aggregated reports that your business can apply for visibility, but this does not offer security against email spoofing. To make sure that only senders with whom you have signed a DPA are authenticated to send an email on your behalf, you can also change the DMARC policy from basic visibility to enforce (p=quarantine or p=reject). You are so shielded from unauthorized disclosures and data gathering on your behalf.


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