What is GDPR and how does it affect Data Destruction?
As you may know, on May 25th, 2018 the GDPR came into effect, GDPR is The General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation was implemented in all national privacy laws across the entire European Union and applies to all companies who sell to or store personal data about citizens or companies in Europe and on other continents. The goal of the regulation is to provide citizens of EU with control over their personal data and ensure that their data is securely protected across Europe.
The GDPR has allowed people certain rights pertaining to their data, these rights cover not only individuals in their private role, it also covers the public and work roles a person may have. In a B2B setting, the customers are obviously companies, but since individuals handle the interaction and relationships pertaining business topics, these individuals are protected by the regulation.
Under the GDPR, individuals have 8 basic rights these being:
- The Right to Access – Individuals have the right to request access to their personal data and ask how it is used by a company after the initial gathering. The company is lawfully bound to release a copy of the personal data, free of charge and in either electronic or paper format whichever the individual want.
- The Right to be Forgotten – Customers are allowed to request, to a company using or storing the individual’s personal data, that all data is deleted.
- The Right to Data Portability – Any individual has a right to transfer their personal data from one service provider to another, this must happen in a commonly used format.
- The Right to be Informed – Individuals must be informed before any data is gathered. Consumers must give their consent freely and this consent must not be implied.
- The Right to have Information Corrected – Individuals can at all time have their data updated if it is out of date, incomplete or incorrect.
- The Right to Restrict Processing – Individuals can request a company to not use their personal data for processing, this record can remain but not used hereafter.
- The Right to Object – Individuals may request that a company does not use their data for direct marketing, there are no exemptions to the rule, any and all processing must stop as soon as this request have been received. In addition, individuals must be informed of this right at the start of communication of any kind.
- The Right to be Notified – During or after a data breach which may have compromised an individual’s personal data, the company must inform the individual within 72 hours of first awareness of said breach.
These rights affect businesses that deal with sensitive personal data, which means that data destruction and the proper handling of used equipment have become extremely important. GlobeCom is able to buy your used hardware and handle it in a proper and secure manner, giving you assurance that any sensitive information is properly disposed of, to read more about selling hardware or buying new, used or refurbished products visit GlobeCom IT Enterprise or contact us either through our live chat or at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to being able to buy any used equipment, GlobeCom is also able to handle data destruction, we assure all customers a 100% guaranteed data destruction with certified processes and a low cost on all services, you can read more at GlobeCom Data Destruction or contact us through our live chat or at email@example.com.
GlobeCom is ready to help with any questions or tasks pertaining to the GDPR and make sure you’re equipped to handle your customers personal data without problem.