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Amazon Web Services Navigating GDPR Compliance on AWS 13 Monitoring and Logging Article 30 of the GDPR states that "each controller and, where applicable, the controller's representative, shall maintain a record of processing activities under its responsibility". This article also includes details about which information must be recorded when you monitor the processing of all personal data, as required by the GDPR. Controllers and processors are also required to send breach notifications in a timely manner, so detecting incidents quickly is important. To help enable customers to comply with these obligations, AWS offers the following monitoring and logging services. Manage and Configure Assets with AWS Config AWS Config provides a detailed view of the configuration of the AWS resources in your AWS account. This includes how the resources are related to one another, and how they were previously configured, so that you can see how the configurations and relationships change over time. Figure 3 – Monitor configuration changes over time with AWS Config An AWS resource is an entity that you can work with in AWS, such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume, a security group, or an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). For a complete list of AWS resources supported by AWS Config, see Supported AWS Resource Types.

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