The European General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR as it is better known is about privacy and comes into effect on the 25th May 2018.
Privacy laws are nothing new and many of the GDPR regulations already exist in one form or another. What is new however, is that they are now streamlined across Europe and apply to all European citizens.
From one side it makes it easier for companies doing business internationally to comply. From the other side, GDPR is more explicit and requires you to clearly document the processing of personal data.
As part of Eurocircuits GDPR compliance we have:
Compiled an inventory of all the personal data we store, whether in our database or elsewhere within our organisation.
Deleted all personal data that is not essential to fulfil your orders or run our processes.
Restricted access to your personal data to only those people who need it.
Adapted and documented our procedures and put in place adequate measures to safeguard your personal data.
Compliance to GDPR is not a one-time operation; it is a way of thinking about personal data, what you store and how you manage it.
Data protection and privacy has always been and will continue to be part of our culture.
Luc Smets & Dirk Stans, Managing partners, Eurocircuits Group