The European Union has taken a monumental step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018.
Simply put, EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when their personal data is used, processed, or disposed. This rule clarifies how the EU personal data laws apply even beyond the borders of the EU.
Any organization that works with EU residents' personal data in any manner, irrespective of location, has obligations to protect the data. Weddingsonline is well aware of its role in providing the right tools and processes to support its users and customers meet their GDPR mandates.
Career-Guide always respects our customers data. We aim that our data will comply with the new GDPR guidelines.
We recognize that the GDPR will help us move towards the highest standards of operations in protecting customer data.
Career-Guide storage of data
Career-guide stores client's data for the duration of career guidance process. The data will be stored for 5 years and then is deleted from the business' database. The customers' data is held for repeat business to support the work with with cllients. The data is not shared or utilised for any other purposes.
As a data processor, career-guide understands its obligation to support customers/cients and their families. Some of our ongoing initiatives are:
Identifying personal data - Each of our clients undertakes a different level of personal data collection, usage, storage and disposal. Defining the purview of personal data for each of these applications and documenting the
various sources of data will go a long way in providing a roadmap for compliance.
Providing visibility and transparency - The most important aspect of GDPR is how the collected data is used. As a data processor, the key role is to provide our users (the data controllers) with sufficient support and protect their user
Enhancing data integrity and security - Data privacy and data security are two sides of the same coin. As our users tighten their data security measures, We're streamlining our processes by implementing IT policies and procedures that
provide end-to-end security.
Portability and transferability of data - GDPR gives end users the right to receive all the data provided and processed by the controller. With this new right in mind, career-guide is working on further enhancing its data exporting
capabilities to enable export even at the individual level.
What does this mean for our customers?
All of our customers will also have to GDPR compliant and will have to set up and link in with external resources such as www.Setmore.com and therefore be aware of their own personal data governance.