GDPR: PROTECT YOUR DATA
What Is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.Superseding the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the regulation contains provisions and requirements pertaining to the processing of personally identifiable information (personal data) of individuals (formally called data subjects in the GDPR) inside the European Union, and applies to an enterprise established in the EU or—regardless of its location and the data subjects’ citizenship—that is processing the personal data of people inside the EU. Controllers of personal data must put in place appropriate technical and organizational measures to implement the data protection principles.
Every day we print and exchange millions of sheets of paper with data of every kind, including sensitive personal data. Printouts we risk losing control of, with serious legal consequences as well as loss of trust. The first step is to have precise procedures. Making shredding documents more convenient is a smart way to ensure it gets done quickly and not put off till later.