On 25th of May 2018, the new European law on data protection will come into force. This General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes considerably stricter requirements on the handling of personal data. Although the deadline for the new law is in spring this year, the Crowdtech all-in-one research largelycomplies with the new regulation.
The most important changes
In a nutshell, these are the key changes and implications:
- In general, organisations may only have relevant personal data in their possession and, upon request, they must remove the data more rapidly;
- Personal data must be better documented;
- More stringent requirements are imposed on IT systems and employees who handle personal data;
- Organisations must be able to clearly explain what they do with personal data gain a clear and unambiguous indication of consent from the customer for the use of their data;
- The fines for violations of the new law will be considerably higher. This can amount to € 20,000,000 or 4% of sales.
Your data is in safe hands at Crowdtech
Crowdtech takes information security and privacy extremely seriously. It is for good reason that so many large companies (for example big financial organisations and medical institutions) have chosen Crowdtech, in part for our excellent information security. We have already taken many measures that fully comply with the new legislation, such as:
- The processing agreements that we conclude with our clients are fully in accordance with the new legislation;
- Crowdtech facilitates timely deletion of personal data and these are kept no longer than is strictly necessary;
- Our technical and organisational infrastructure is subjected to strict audits every year;
- Privacy aspects are included in every step in our software development.
We’d like to help you
In the coming months we will keep you informed of further developments with regard to the new regulations. We’d like to help you so if you have any questions about the exchange of data with Crowdtech or how you can implement the new legislation in your organisation, please feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).