One of the newest developments for the EU, which applies to the UK from May 2018 are General Data Protection Regulations.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations. They have been developed by the EU and Apply fully to the UK on 25th May 2018. The Government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect its commencement.
These regulations aim to bring greater protection of EU citizens private data and reshape how private information is dealt with and processed. It will be important for companies to comply with GDPR because they could like face fines and penalties where breaches of data take place.
Electrowaste are ICO registered and are commited to GDPR compliance when dealing with our clients. We have a responsibility under the Information Commisioners Office to ensure that traces of data are secure, erased and never enter the hands of another third party, especially without the sole permission of yourself. By registering with the ICO and creating processes for how we deal with data, Electrowaste are one of many companies now maintaining maximum data privacy and efficient data handling for when these regulations are fully enforced.
How do we keep your data private?
Electrowaste take steps to ensure efficient data handling and responsibility. Here are just a few of the measures we take:
- We inform you of the data we collect and how it is used
- We destroy virtual data with NCSC standards when carrying our data destruction
- We remove asset tags, company names and physical traces
- We encrypt our website with SSL, virus scan and carry out backups
- We never release any information to third parties.