On the 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced new responsibilities that supersedes the existing Data Protection Act, impacting on how all organisations collect, hold and process people’s personal data.
Simply put, EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when their personal data is used, processed, or disposed of. This rule clarifies how the EU personal data laws apply even beyond the borders of the EU. Any organisation that works with EU residents’ personal data in any manner, irrespective of location, has obligations to protect the data.
As we approach May 2018, OmniLedger is focused on its GDPR compliance responsibilities. During our implementation period, we are evaluating new requirements and restrictions imposed by GDPR and will take any action necessary to ensure that we handle all data in compliance with the applicable law.
OmniLedger is committed to meeting any contractual obligations for procedures, products and services and is approaching GDPR compliance on three main fronts:
OmniLedger have undertaken a full review of all internal security and privacy policies to ensure that all personal data within, or passing through the company, will be handled in accordance with GDPR regulations.
We will implement the relevant tools and practises to ensure the safeguarding of any data handled by OmniLedger and all of its employees.
Employees will be made aware of all GDPR restrictions, with the relevant training provided as necessary.
OmniLedger will undertake a review of all supplier and third party contracts and arrangements to ensure that all of our partners continue to apply the same high standards of data protection.
OmniLedger currently provide a wide range of software applications, primarily aimed at the Housing and Support service sectors, where personal data is collected and stored. It’s therefore imperative that we provide a technical solution to aid and support our customers in their efforts for GDPR compliance.
Our goal is to provide our customers with a suite of utilities that make the discovery and tracking of specific personal data easy and transparent. We are committed to providing the necessary facilities so our customers are able to respond to requests for deletion, rectification and anonymization of data as well as, ‘The right to be forgotten’, where applicable.