Home Page of EU GDPR
After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. It will enter in force 20 days after its publication in the EU Official Journal and will be directly application in all members states two years after this date. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at which time those organizations in non-compliance will face heavy fines. The EU General Data Protection Regulation replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found throughout this site.
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A major focus of GDPR is on conditions of consent which have been strengthened. So companies will not be able to use vague or confusing statements to get you to agree to give them data. Firms won’t be able to bundle consent for different things together either. Another rule will make it mandatory for companies to notify their data protection authority about a data breach within 72 hours of first becoming aware of it. When it comes to user data, consumers will have more control.
You will be able to access the personal data being stored by companies and find out where and for what purpose it is being used. This means you can ask whoever is controlling your data to erase it and potentially stop third parties processing it too. Another provision of GDPR allows people to take their data and transfer it to a different service provider.
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Passed in 2016, the new General Data Protection Regulation is the most significant legislative change in European data protection laws since the EU Data Protection Directive, introduced in 1995. The GDPR, which becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018, seeks to strengthen the security and protection of personal data in the EU and serve as a single piece of legislation for all of the EU. It will replace the EU Data Protection Directive and all the local laws relating to it. We support the GDPR and will ensure all DigitalOcean services comply with its provisions by May 25, 2018. Not only is the GDPR an important step in protecting the fundamental right of privacy for European citizens, it also raises the bar for data protection, security and compliance in the industry.
Achieving GDPR Compliance shouldn’t feel like a struggle. This is a basic checklist you can use to harden your GDPR compliancy. If your organisation is determining the purpose of the storage or processing of personal information, it is considered a controller. If your organisation stores or processes personal data on behalf of another organisation, it is considered a processor. It is possible for your organisation to have both roles.
Use the filter below to view only the relevant checklist items for your organisation. This list is far from a legal exhaustive document, it merely tries to help you overcome the struggle. Select your organisation’s role:Data Controller: I determine why data is processed. Data Processor: I store or process data for someone else.
LiveChat implements the General Data Protection Regulation
If your company is based in the EU or your customers are EU citizens, there are few things that might be important for you. If you collect personal data of your customers and process them via our app, you should inform your customers about their entitlements under GDPR. We recommend you ensure your policies and internal documentation are up to date and clear to your readers. If you are located in the EU or your country’s law requires it from you, you can sign a Data Processing Agreement with us. Providing our customers with updated DPA was our top priority, and now we will continue working on further steps, allowing us to become GDPR compatible.
Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation
The Guide to the GDPR explains the provisions of the GDPR to help organisations comply with its requirements. It is for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection. This is a living document and we are working to expand it in key areas. It includes links to relevant sections of the GDPR itself, to other ICO guidance and to guidance produced by the EU’s Article 29 Working Party. Includes representatives of the data protection authorities from each EU member state, and the ICO is the UK’s representative.
Alongside the Guide to the GDPR, we have produced a number of tools to help organisations to prepare for the GDPR:..
For SpringCM customers, compliance with all national and international data regulations, including GDPR, is a top priority. OCR to extract the content of any document as plain text and use it to make the document searchable. OCR is particularly important, as GDPR applies to historic information, as well. Metadata tagging on documents to allow for convenient searches in the event of the need to erase a particular EU citizen’s information. Advanced Search to execute document and folder searches with a great degree of granularity.
Workflows to enable the convenient porting of personal data from one service provider to another.