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Does the General Data Protection Regulation apply to paper data?

Does the General Data Protection Regulation apply to paper data?

Florian Delabie,EIM Consultant

June

26

Monday

26 June 2017

1:47PM

Do you know the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Well, you should!

In short, the GPDR (EU 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council aim to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The regulation was approved on 27 April 2016 and will be effective as from 25 May 2018. It is applicable to all data, in any form, that can be used to identify a person. This means it also applies to paper data.

 

The impact of GDPR on your paper data

1. Data management transparency

As a result of the GDPR, organizations will have to improve their information management transparency. At any time, a company must know which personal data is being processed and where the information is stored, regardless of the form. You can find adequate tools to do so in your digital information management system, but what about your existing paper documents? Are you really planning to inspect all your paper files in search of those containing personal data?

 

2. Data Protection Officer

Like any organization, your company will certainly have a paper archive somewhere. Wh...Read More.

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