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5/22/2018

Are You Ready for GDPR on May 25th?

Preparing for a New Era in Privacy Regulation
On May 25th 2018, a European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is due to take effect. The GDPR imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents. The GDPR applies no matter where you are located.

 

Digital Edge has extensive expertise in protecting data, championing privacy, and complying with complex regulations, and currently complies with GDPR. We are committed to GDPR compliance across our cloud services when enforcement begins May 25, 2018, and provide GDPR related assurances in our contractual commitments.

 

Key changes under GDPR
Personal Privacy

Individuals have the right to:

  • Access their personal data
  • Correct errors in their personal data
  • Erase their personal data
  • Object to processing of their personal data
  • Export personal data

 
Controls and Notifications
Organizations will need to:

  • Protect personal data using appropriate security
  • Notify authorities of personal data breaches
  • Obtain appropriate consents for processing data
  • Keep records detailing data processing

 
Transparent Policies
Organizations are required to:

  • Provide clear notice of data collection
  • Outline processing purposes and use cases
  • Define data retention and deletion policies 

 

IT and Training
Organizations will need to:

  • Train privacy personnel and employees
  • Audit and update data policies
  • Employ a Data Protection Officer (if required)
  • Create and manage compliant vendor contract 

 
Digital Edge’s Commitment to GDPR
Keeping users’ information safe and secure is among our highest priorities at Digital Edge.
 
In an increasingly digitized world, Digital Edge values privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. Data and the protection of data are at the core of everything we do. As such, our business is built on Stability, Security, Efficiency, and Compliance, enabling us to protect our customers’ most valuable assets. We are committed to complying with the new legislation and will collaborate with partners throughout this process. 
Not ready? Need assistance? For more information on this regulation and to ensure that your organization is following the critical compliance requirements contact Digital Edge today! 

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Danielle Johnsen
VP of Compliance

Danielle V. Johnsen joined the Digital Edge team in 2015 as the VP of Compliance.  With a passion for information security and organizational compliance, Danielle’s vision is to enable collaboration between 'The Business' and Information Technology, thus creating common objectives and outcomes that benefit the organization, while staying in compliance with all regulatory bodies and companywide policies. Specializing in security frameworks and policies such as: ISO 9001, ISO 27001, NYS DFS 500, NIST, HIPPA, GDPR, PCI, OSPAR, and more! 
 

 

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