Synetec-GDPR

Synetec is well underway to reforming it’s policies and procedures to ensure that Privacy is inherent in every process, product or website.

The GDPR will apply to all businesses handling data in Europe and that means there’s a lot of work to do if businesses want to make sure they comply with the legislation.

The GDPR is pretty similar to the UK’s governing law, the Data Protection Act 1998, which is based on the EU’s Data Protection Directive 1995. However, the new European regulations take this one step further and will no doubt be more closely regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which is the body responsible for good data protection practice in the UK.

The GDPR will address the growing amount of data in circulation around Europe, ensuring it’s collected, managed and stored in a way that protects the interests of consumers. It puts more power in the hands of individuals, allowing them to specify what data is stored, what it’s used for and when it’s removed. It gives the individual more rights than before and ensures that all companies who process data observe these rights.

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
As a company you must have a valid lawful basis in order to process personal data. There are six available lawful bases for processing. These include:

So GDPR is a key piece of legislation to give people more rights over what organisations can do with their information. Depending on how much focus you already put on customer privacy, complying with GDPR might be a simple step or a lengthy undertaking. Either way, you should already be on your way to compliance and to assist readers we’ve gathered some useful resources below using the extensive library of guides available. We found these useful in our preparation and hope to simplify it for our readers.

12 Step Plan is a good starting point

A Guide to GDPR

GDPR Checklist for Small Businesses

 

Contact us if you need advice on your compliance requirements.

Synetec is an Agile solutions provider with expertise in diverse development technologies, such as Angular, the .Net Framework, SQL Server and other cloud friendly data stores. We are certified and have successfully delivered projects across different cloud technology stacks such as Microsoft Azure and AWS, delivering integration and development solutions since 2000.

We work with a number of the UK’s most respected financial institutions to deliver a range of innovative solutions. We have expertise in working with both established businesses as well as start-ups and extreme growth businesses.

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