GDPR – the new European law

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The enforcement date of the new law is May 25th, 2018. The new legislation contains changes in a company's obligations regarding the collection, storage and dissemination of personal data. Hydroscand is now analyzing the business and implementing the measures required to adapt to the new law.

Hydroscand analyzes the organization

Hydroscand has begun the process of adapting the organization to the new law. We can see now, that we will have come a long way in May 2018, when the GDPR enters into force. We are well aware of the fact that this is not a project which ends in May, but changes made in processes.

At present, Hydroscand has two focus areas while working with GDPR;

  • Analyze all systems and processes to get a clear picture of what needs to be modified to be able to apply to the new law
  • Make sure that all employees are informed and that they understand the meaning of the new regulation

Examples of Hydroscand’s actions to ensure personal data security

Hydroscand is now taking a series of actions to meet the requirements of the new law. Among other things, we are:

  • Contributing to a more secure data processing by protecting all personal data against crimes linked to privacy, integrity and accessibility.
  • Minimizing data collection and information processing.
  • Preventing and detecting security breaches and promptly restoring mistakes to minimize impacts.
  • Making sure that all Hydroscand employees, including temporary staff, have the necessary information and skills, within their area of ​​responsibility, to handle personal data in a secure manner.