The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU data privacy law that will come into full effect on 25 May 2018.

GDPR’s primary purpose is to create one coherent data protection framework across the EU. In doing this, GDPR substantially enhances data protection and privacy rights for persons in the EU, and imposes a comprehensive set of principles and obligations with which a lot of organisations operating or offering products and services in the EU must comply.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 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.

GDPR Readiness

We’re committed to supporting our customers to prepare for the GDPR. We’re working on implementing our readiness program across our business. This involves:

  • Conducting a gap analysis
  • Planning policy and product changes, specifically around data access, management and portability
  • Appointing a Data Protection Officer

At the same time we’re closely following the developing interpretations and guidelines on key provisions of the GDPR from the EU Article 29 Working Party and are adapting our plans accordingly.

We look forward to keeping you updated as we move towards our commitment to be GDPR ready.