GDPR Overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018, effectively replacing the UK current Data Protection Act by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

GDPR brings EU data protection regulation into line with ways in which data are now used and harmonises regulation across the EU.  It directly effects all organisations that control or process individual data and gives individuals greater control over how organisations use their data.

Why it was introduced

Data are now being used in previously unforeseen ways, as the current DPA legislation pre-dates internet and Cloud technology which created new ways to exploit data.

GDPR strengthens data protection legislation and introduces tougher enforcement measures.  The objective is to improve trust in the emerging digital economy and provide a simpler, clearer legal environment which is consistent across the EU.

CogniSoft and GDPR

GDPR directly affects CogniSoft’s procedures and policies as both a controller and a processor of data.  We control data on behalf of our employees and business contacts, but to a greater quantity we process data on millions of individuals on behalf of customers through our hosting, support and consultancy services.

We have gained a comprehensive and detailed understanding of GDPR in order to fully support our customers and provide necessary safeguards for the data they use.  An information pack was recently sent to the nominated contact at all customer sites.

If you would like further details or to request a copy of the information pack, please contact us or speak to your Account Manager.

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