Simone de Meulemeester
Marketing assistent
5 July 2018

On the 25th of May the new privacy law has been introduced, namely the GDPR. This law applies to everyone in Europe and is based on the privacy law of 1995. By now we all know the law and we are facing it regularly. The GDPR is very important to I-FourC, but what does it mean again? We will list it for you!

Personal data

The GDPR contains the processing of personal data. The personal data can be divided in two sorts: ‘normal’ data and ‘special’ data. Normal data is the personal data which belongs to a person, like a phone number or a mail address. The other kind of data is the special kind. This data is very sensitive, so it needs to be secured extra well according to the GDPR. It mostly contains information about race, ethnic origin, political statements, sexual orientation, genetical data and health information.

Privacy

The GDPR links a big amount of privacy rights to the processing of personal data. An example is the right to inspect. This means that people have the right of access to their own personal data which has been processed. To meet those privacy rights, the organization has to design the systems, processes and internal organization correctly. In this way the requests regarding the privacy rights of people can be answered.

Digitising

To comply with all the demands of the GDPR, digitising is necessary. By means of digitising you will save a lot of time and next to that you will creating structure and overview. The data is accessible at any time or any place. Maybe the most important thing is that there will always be a back-up. When the file only exists in a physical form, you risk information loss through for example theft or fire.

I-FourC and the GDPR

I-FourC works with privacy-sensitive data every day and therefore it is of importance that we act in accordance with the GDPR. We can’t afford to deal with this information in a careless way. I-FourC has been busy with the protection of personal data and certifications like ISO 27001 and NEN 7501 for years. A couple of measurements we took regarding the GDPR are:

  • Appointing a Data Protection Officer
  • Realizing a retention policy
  • Concluding processers agreements
  • Sharpening our privacy policy, so it is in line with the GDPR

Do you want to know more about the way that I-FourC deals with privacy-sensitive data? Ask our Privacy Officer!

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