On May 25, 2018, a new European privacy law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in the European Union (EU). The GDPR is designed to give EU citizens more control over their data, strengthening their right to access personal data relating to them and seeks to unify data protection across Europe under one comprehensive law. Hippo CMMS has put together this GDPR Guide to help you understand the basics of the new Regulation and what we are doing to comply.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR requirements apply to each member state of the European Union, aiming to create more consistent protection of consumer and personal data across EU nations. Some of the GDPR's key privacy and data protection requirements include:
GDPR applies to all organizations holding and processing EU resident’s personal data, regardless of geographic location. The collection, use, disclosure, or disposal of data, are “processing” activities under the GDPR. Under the GDPR, an organization is operating as a “data controller” or “data processor”. A “data controller” determines how personal data will be processed. A “data processor” carries out processing activities on behalf of the data controller.
Personal data is defined as information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'). An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as - name, email address or location, and also online identifiers like IP address, types of website cookies and other device identifiers.
Across all Hippo CMMS services, we are committed to our customers’ success, including compliance with the GDPR and EU Data Protection laws in general. Hippo CMMS will be fully compliant with these new regulations by the statutory deadline to ensure that all of our customers and prospects in Europe enjoy the full protections afforded by the new laws.
We have taken many steps across the entire company to ensure we will be ready for the GDPR.
Below is a list of the key rights of an individual under the GDPR, that Hippo CMMS will support through our GDPR compliance: