The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. This new regulation will affect every organization, and specifically those organizing events and conferences.
GDPR has become a buzz word in the technology space and for good reason, the deadline for the introduction of GDPR on the 25th May 2018 represents a number of fundamental changes to data protection and privacy law. These regulations won’t just apply in the EU but instead will impact the practices of organisations across the globe who hold data belonging to EU citizens, making the new regulation a worldwide issue.
As a UK based company Duuzra have a legal obligation to meet GDPR standards and we are committed to implement these criteria across all regions of our business. GDPR identifies 6 main areas of change; Data breach notification, Right to access, Right to erasure, Data portability, Privacy by design, Appointment of a Data Protection Officers. Our team is implementing key adjustments internally in line with the regulations and have engaged with external legal teams to ensure compliance.
Duuzra´s head office is in the UK so we understand how GDPR affects business. We have a support team in the UK and our cloud hosting provider has data centres within the EU so our clients can be confident that data stays in EU. Our commitment is to be compliant ahead of May and what is more, Duzzra can support clients efforts to become GDPR compliant by tracking data use consent in the lead up to the deadline.
Click here for the Information Commissioners Office´s official checklist on how your organization can prepare for GDPR.