In May 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the existing 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (European Directive 95/46/EC).
Polystat currently complies with all applicable data protection regulations and is committed to GDPR compliance across its relevant services when the GDPR takes effect May 25, 2018. Polystat has a dedicated team made up of cross-functional stakeholders overseeing Polystat’s GDPR readiness. Polystat’s ongoing compliance efforts include:
Polystat is reviewing where and how our services collect, use, store and dispose of personal data and updating policies, standards, governance and documentation as needed.
2. CONTRACTUAL COMMITMENTS
Working in conjunction with our partners and customers, Polystat is reviewing our contractual commitments and updating as needed to directly address GDPR requirements. In the coming months, Polystat will respond to any requests to assist our partners and customers with their GDPR compliance. Polystat is also reviewing its supplier contracts to ensure GDPR compliance throughout its supply chain.
3. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFER
In addition to reviewing Polystat’s contractual commitments meet the requirements to legally transfer data from the EU to the rest of the world under applicable law, Polystat is assessing plans to certify under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.
4. EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND AWARENESS
All Polystat employees must complete data privacy and security training. Polystat will supplement existing training modules with GDPR-specific content. In addition to these training requirements, Polystat conducts ongoing initiatives on a variety of topics, including data protection, security and privacy.
5. PARTNERS AND CUSTOMERS
Compliance with the GDPR requires a partnership between Polystat and our partners and customers in their use of applicable Polystat services. In this context, Polystat generally will act as a data processor and our partners and customers generally will act as data controllers. Working together, we hope to leverage opportunities within our relevant service offerings to assist our partners and customers in meeting their GDPR obligations.In the meantime, Polystat encourages its partners and customers to independently familiarize themselves with the GDPR.
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