Product Manager, Digital Commons
IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg
Senior Vice President, Research Integrity
Software providers and repository administrators alike understand the need for data privacy and security. The bepress product team is meeting new and evolving needs by ensuring that the platform complies with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); employing Transport Layer Security (TSL); and mitigating the security risk posed by Spectre and Meltdown, two major security flaws that may grant hackers access to sensitive information. This briefing will provide an overview of these security developments. It will then share a more in-depth view of how the bepress team is leveraging Elsevier’s company-wide endeavors to ensure Digital Commons and the Expert Gallery Suite’s compliance with upcoming GDPR legislation, designed to protect the personal data privacy of citizens of the European Union. Through the process, bepress is expanding that level of privacy and protection to its customers and end users worldwide.