General Data Protection Regulation
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WHAT IS THE GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a new privacy regulation across the European Union focused on protecting and enabling the privacy rights of individuals. WhistleBlower Security currently adheres to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documentation Act of Canada. This stringent legislation ensures WhistleBlower Security is in a strong position to be prepared for the GDPR.
The GDPR creates strict global privacy requirements governing how you manage and protect personal data while respecting individual choice – no matter where data is sent, processed, or stored.
The GDPR not only applies to companies within the EU, but also to companies who market goods or services to EU consumers. Complying with the GDPR will strengthen customer trust, help your business avoid penalties, and provide better protection of data in your system.
WhistleBlower Security utilizes Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform for all our data storage. Microsoft is committed to ensuring compliance with the most comprehensive set of compliance and security offerings of any cloud provider to ensure the privacy and security of our clients.
The GDPR takes effect on May 25, 2018. It replaces the existing Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC), which has been in force since 1995.
6 KEY CONCEPTS TO BE AWARE OF REGARDING THE GDPR
- Requiring transparency on handling and use of personal data
- Limiting personal data processing to specified, legitimate purposes
- Limiting personal data collection and storage to intended purposes
- Enabling individuals to correct or request deletion of their personal data
- Limiting the storage of personally identifiable data for only as long as necessary and for its intended purpose
- Ensuring personal data is protected using appropriate security practices