GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
In May 2018 a new European Union directive, the General Data Protection Regulation, came into force and it specifies how businesses collect and process your personal data.
The new regulation builds on 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) which it replaces. The GDPR aims to protect the personal data of EU citizens by increasing your right of access to that data and by increasing the responsibilities of companies who collect and process it. It also puts in place tougher penalties for those found to be breaking the law.
The Regulation specifies what type of data a business may collect, how it should be used, the way it should be stored and for how long. This includes paper records, computer data, emails and “cloud” data storage.
At Julian Wilkins & Co. Chartered Surveyors we collect and use the personal data that we need to carry out our contractual obligations to our clients. We take your Privacy seriously and will not pass on any of that data without your written (or emailed) confirmation.
We utilise third party cloud based solutions for off-site data storage and hold the minimum amount of data required to perform our contractual duties for our clients.
For more information on GDPR you might like to visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.