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Introduction of the EU data protection basic regulation EU-DSGVO
On 25 May 2016, the European Data Protection Basic Regulation (EU-DSGVO) entered into force. The new EU regulation standardises the way companies throughout Europe handle personal data and forms the basis for a uniform data protection law throughout Europe. Many of the previous country-specific data protection regulations will then no longer apply or will have to be adapted as part of the DSGVO.
The introduction of the DSGVO presents companies with far-reaching changes in the area of data protection. In particular, the high fines of up to 20 million euros are unsettling many companies and make a legally compliant implementation of the data protection regulations existentially important.
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ON THE SAFE SIDE WITH A DATA PROTECTION CERTIFICATION
With the introduction of the basic data protection regulation DSGVO, companies will have to deal with numerous changes in data handling. To avoid severe penalties, it is necessary to take the right precautions as early as possible and to comply with all legal requirements.
A data protection certification from Bureau Veritas helps you to meet all data protection requirements in accordance with the law. With a data protection certificate you can also show your customers that you meet the data protection requirements.
See the key benefits here:
COMPLIANCE WITH THE DATA SECURITY PROTECTION LAW
Avoidance of fines and penalties up to 20 Mio. EUR
Introduction of a compliant data protection management system
Find you risks and weaknesses in their data processing
Protect your reputation and show that you act in accordance with data protection regulations
FIRST STANDARD ON THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
The privacy certification is based on the world's first standard for the protection of personal data, developed by Bureau Veritas Certification in collaboration with Lexing®. Lexing® is the first international network of lawyers and data protection specialists specialising in personal data protection. The standard and the certification procedure cover the requirements for legally compliant data protection and ensure that your company is always on the safe side in times of digitalisation and Big Data with the introduction of the DSGVO!
The standard and the data protection certification cover a particularly large number of data protection and process-relevant aspects, as they were developed on the basis of the following sets of rules:
- EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (EU DSGVO)
- Quality management ISO 9001:2015
- Compliance management from ISO 14001:2015
- Management Information Security from ISO 27001:2013
- Personal data management BSI 10012:2017
By including individual sections from the ISO 9001:2015 quality management regulations and compliance parts of ISO 14001:2015 environmental management, the data protection certification regulations can be integrated particularly well into existing management systems. With Bureau Veritas data protection certification, you can rely on the know-how of experienced experts, strengthen confidence in your company and ensure compliance with legally regulated data protection regulations.
FOR WHOM IS DATA PROTECTION CERTIFICATION RELEVANT?
In principle, data protection certification is relevant to all companies that process personal data of individuals within the EU. With the introduction of the DSGVO, these companies must meet the same requirements worldwide with regard to their data processing. A data protection certification supports your company in this!
Data protection certification, which is linked to the DSGVO, is therefore relevant for all European and non-European companies that process personal data of persons within the EU.
Personal data are for example:
- Name & address data
- Location data
- E-mail addresses & passwords
- Other contact details e.g. telephone number
- Payment details (account)
- IP addresses & cookies
- Medical data
CUSTOMERS WANT MORE CLARITY IN DEALING WITH PERSONAL DATA
Big Data, digitalisation and the increased use of online services mean that more and more personal data is being collected and stored from each user. Although users are increasingly disclosing data, there is growing concern about what happens to this data.
BASIC DATA PROTECTION REGULATION AND CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS FORCE COMPANIES TO ACT
In addition to the ever-increasing demand from users for more data security, the introduction of the DSGVO means that companies have to adapt their data handling. In order to be able to continue to use user data in large quantities, they must firstly comply with legal requirements and secondly meet customer expectations.
A data protection certification is the ideal way to meet the legal and customer-specific requirements.
- Compliance with legal data protection requirements
- Strengthening the trust of customers and stakeholders
- Minimization of data protection risks
- Improved data protection and information management