LearningStone & the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR )
Good news: as of 25 May 2018, a new European privacy regulation will be in force: the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Both European and non- European users will be affected by the GDPR.
GDPR was created to help protect privacy and helps organizations know where they stand. There will one unified privacy law in the entire European Union, rather than 28 different national laws. This can reduce costs and creates a level playing field between different companies in the EU.
What does this mean for organizations?
Under the GDPR, organizations that process personal data have more obligations. The GDPR places greater emphasis on the responsibility of organizations to be able to prove that they comply with the law (accountability). With this, Europe is leading the way in maintaining privacy and clear rules.
This can also have consequences for your company. Check this site for more information: https://www.eugdpr.org/eugdpr.org.html
What do you need to do next?
March 15 2018
LearningStone workspace administrators receive more information about the GDPR, including an example of the Data Processor Agreement.
April 25 2018
• The workspace administrator is asked to agree to the Data Processing Agreement and to fill in the name of a Data Protection Officer or other contact person for data breaches.
May 25 2018
The GDPR takes effect. The creator of a new LearningStone workspace, will have to agree to the standard Data Processing Agreement.
Do you want someone other than the workspace administrator to be kept informed? Let us know.