On 25 May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, reflecting the importance of data protection in our increasingly digital world. MPB Structures Ltd is a UK Based organisation and for us it is important that the personal information of our customers and our own people is handled in accordance with GDPR.
The new regulation replaces the existing patchwork of directives and national legislation and brings a degree of long-anticipated consistency to the data protection landscape in Europe. This is setting the benchmark for other regions and many countries are following suit with equivalent arrangements. GDPR embodies the well-recognized privacy principles of transparency, fairness, and accountability. GDPR also seeks to introduce a risk-based approach that enables innovation and participation in the global digital economy while respecting individual rights.
In our view, the digital economy can only flourish when you connect people, process, information and devices in an ethical, meaningful and secure way. That includes creating an environment in which everyone can easily do business and know their data is safeguarded. We are committed to helping our customers and partners by protecting and respecting personal data, no matter where it is from or where it flows.
As controllers we are responsible for complying with the relevant requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in respect of the personal data that we hold in connection with the contractual relationship. We are taking steps to ensure that we meet these GDPR requirements by 25 May 2018.
As part of our GDPR Readiness activities and as required by the regulations we are updating our analysis of processing activities as part of our continuous review of how personal information is handled across our business operations, products and services. As work progresses our customers will be updated with key information including: