The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a new standard for how companies use and protect EU citizens’ data. It will take effect from May 2018.
At Locate a Locum , we worked hard to prepare for GDPR, to ensure that we fulfil its obligations.
Here’s an overview of GDPR, and how we prepared for it at Locate a Locum:
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a comprehensive data protection law that came into effect on May 25, 2018. It replaced existing EU Data Protection law to strengthen the protection of “personal data” and the rights of the individual. It's a single set of rules which governs the processing and monitoring of EU data.
How Locate a Locum prepared for GDPR
Reviewed all data handled by Locate a Locum We completed this by completed an audit on our business activities impacted by GDPR and implemented requirements to achieve compliance.
We appointed a Data Protection Officer We’ve a dedicated Data Protection Officer to oversee and advise on our data management.
We coordinated with our vendors We reviewed all our vendors, finding out about their GDPR plans and arranged similar GDPR-ready data processing agreements with them.
Trained all staff on the requirements of GDPR and Locate a Locum’s data privacy procedures. All staff know what GDPR is and the process to follow in the event of a data breach.
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