The European Union has taken monumental steps towards ensuring the fundamental right to privacy for all EU residents through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect from May 25, 2018. The GDPR empowers EU residents by placing them in control of their personal information and upholding strict protocols for organizations who collect and process this information.
Any organization - whether private business or public authority, irrespective of the location - that collects, stores or shares personal data of EU residents will need to comply with the GDPR in the interest of preserving fundamental rights of EU residents. Non-compliance could lead to heavy fines. This affects businesses that deal directly with the personal details of EU residents (data controllers) or those that process the data on behalf of other businesses (data processors).
Transparency and trust are Mettl’s core values and we are committed to our customer’s data privacy and security. The GDPR aligns with this vision and we have improved our existing systems and processes for GDPR compliance.
With a clear mandate and business priority from our management team, Mettl has formed a dedicated cross-functional Compliance Team which has defined our GDPR roadmap. As of 25th May 2018, we are GDPR compliant and we continue to further improve our systems and processes in this regard.
Here’s some brief information about our approach to GDPR compliance: