With the New EU General data protection legislation that came into effect on the 25th of May 2018, fines have been mentioned to be “Effective, Appropriate and dissuasive” which means compliance must be taken seriously and it affects ALL businesses processing personal/special identifiable data of residents and citizens in the EU 28-member states including Britain irrespective of Brexit
There has been a lot of confusion on what companies need to do to be complaint, more importantly the extent to which it affects small businesses from 1-20 employees and non-EU organisations.
The GDPR applies to all EU organisations – whether commercial business, charity or public authority – that collect, store or process the personal data of individuals residing in the EU, even if they’re not EU citizens.
Organisations based outside the EU that offer goods or services to EU residents, monitor their behaviour or process their personal data will be subject to the GDPR.
Service providers (data processors) that process data on behalf of an organisation come under the remit of the GDPR and will have specific compliance obligations. An example might be a company that processes your payroll or a Cloud provider that offers data storage.
We at Sirona Medical are happy to let you know that we understand the importance of free trade, movement of data within the EU Member states and are proud to announce that we only work with partners who are GDPR compliant, further enforcing the transparency and trust between you and Us.