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GDPR compliant flash drive launched in Devizes

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Paul NorburyPaul NorburyFlash memory experts Cardwave have launched a GDPR-compliant memory stick, which promises to protect users' data on the move.

The SafeToGo Solo features hardware encryption, mandatory password protection with 218 trillion combinations, and a timer which locks the memory stick if it is left in an unattended computer.

It also has a built-in password attempt counter which will automatically wipe files from the USB after ten failed attempts.

The General Data Protection Regulation strengthens and unifies data protection for all individuals within the European Union, but comes with a host of new responsibilities for business owners.

Data breaches can result in a fine of up to €20 million or up to four percent of the annual worldwide turnover .

Paul Norbury, chief executive of Cardwave said: “Globally more than 20 million USBs are lost each year with nearly a third of office workers having no idea if their USBs are secure.

"SafeToGo Solo provides users with a highly competitively priced hardware encrypted USB with all the security features which enable it to be GDPR compliant.”