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New GDPR requirements come into force on 25th May 2018 and we are working towards ensuring REC+ is fully compliant. 

Our Approach To GDPR

We have scoped out the areas we understand are required for GDPR and for each element will either:

a) make software changes to the system to handle the specific element 

b) create a new program to handle the specific element

c) describe the method and existing programs you can use within the system to handle the specific element

d) describe the way our existing system works for an element

e) refer you to using your own internal procedures to handle the specific element

The scope includes:

  • Rights for individuals:
    • The right to be informed
    • The right of access
    • The right to rectification
    • The right to erasure
    • The right to restrict processing
    • The right to data portability
    • The right to object
    • The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling
  • Subject access requests
    • Handling requests via self-service or via an automated admin process
  • Consent
    • Positive opt-in mechanisms
    • Meet the GDPR standard on being specific, granular, clear, prominent, opt-in, properly documented and easily withdrawn
  • Children
    • Age verification
    • Parental consent
  • Data breach 
    • Detection 
    • Prevention & Internal notifications (new admins, data downloads etc)
    • Reporting breaches
  • Auditing 
    • Rights for individuals
    • Subject access requests
  • Data, Pseudonymisation &  Encryption
    • Improving encryption standards
    • Anonymising personably identifiable data
    • Data stored in backups

Updates will during March, April and May in 2018.

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