Since a dozen of years, personal data regulation is one of the focus points of the European legal authorities. The first directive from 1995 did not give the appropriate answer for the growing concern of EU citizens. The transposition of the directive into national law was a complicated procedure which lead to divergences in transpositions in the different member states.
GDPR protects personal data of EU citizens
In 2016, the EU passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will go into force on May 25th 2018. This regulation gives more rights to the EU citizens regarding their personal data that’s processed by different types of organizations:
- Public institutions keep identification information.
- Hospitals and medical organizations keep and manage health information.
- Commercial companies, online service providers and social media collect information on digital aliases, accounts and web usage and process direct marketing.
Is your company archive prepared for the GDPR?
The biggest change for organizations, and the biggest concern regarding this new regulation, are the penalties which can rise up to € 20 million or 4% of worldwide annual turnover.
This threat will not only force your organization to have a look on the data you are dealing with daily. You will also have to consider your paper archives. ...Read More.
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