EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We have prepared for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What is GDPR?

In 2016, the European Commission approved and adopted the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is a major change in data protection regulation in the EU and replaces the existing legal framework (the Data Protection Directive and the various member state laws). It will come into effect on May 25, 2018.

 

Why is GDPR important?

GDPR adds some new requirements regarding how companies should protect individuals’ data that they process. It also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines for breach. We are following the developments about GDPR and are taking steps to prepare for compliance.

 

What is Business Wire doing to comply with GDPR?

We are happy to announce that as of today we have now put in place the requisite tools, policies documentation and other requirements in order for you to better understand, take control of and manage your personal information, in large part pursuant to the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Some things we have put in place recently include:

  • An update to our Privacy Notice in order to make it GDPR compliant as well as be complaint with and meet other global jurisdictional compliance requirements;
  • Created a tool and procedure that requires clear and express consent to let Business Wire use your personal information and how your personal information will be used;
  • Created a tool that lets you manage the scope and subject of how Business Wire will use your personal information and under what circumstances Business Wire may contact you;
  • Created and implemented the requisite tools to meet any request you may have regarding the erasure and porting of your personal information that is held by Business Wire; and Ensured through contractual arrangements that any third party has agreed to hold and process your personal data in a manner that is GDPR compliant.

This updated Privacy Notice, the added tools and agreements give you more control over your information, and more clearly explains how we use it. And our core commitments regarding your privacy haven’t changed, including the Business Wire commitment to never sell your data.

 

Transfers Outside the EU

By implementing our new tools, processes and, Business Wire will be able ensure that adequate safeguards are in place when we transfer personal data from the EU to the US or any other jurisdiction outside of the EU.

 

We are here to help

We are busily working with our customers to answer any questions and address any concerns regarding the steps we take to protect their personal data and how as it relates to GDPR and Data Privacy. If you have any questions regarding data security, your information or your account in general, please do not hesitate to contact us at dpo@businesswire.com.

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