Per 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has replaced the Personal Data Protection Act. What will it mean to you?
Your organisation’s data is in safe hands
The GDPR is not new: this European regulation officially came into force on 4 May 2016. The Port of Rotterdam Authority has used the past year to identify the impact of the GDPR on our processes and methods and introduce any changes. Privacy and compliance with the legislation surrounding this subject are key elements in our organisation. Our staff are conscious of the fact that the careful handling of personal data is essential to carrying out our core tasks, namely to develop, manage and run the port in a sustainable way and to maintain a speedy and safe service for shipping. In that sense, little will change with the introduction of the GDPR: with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, your organisation’s data was already in safe hands and that will remain so.
The regulation emphasises that the Port of Rotterdam Authority is able to demonstrate its compliance with the law. For instance, we have to be able to show that we have been given permission to process personal data for a specific purpose. As a subscriber to our newsletter, your data and your prior consent are stored in our address database. The fact that we have your personal data means we are able to maintain an excellent business relationship with you, allowing us to provide you with updates through our newsletter and to contact you whenever our core duties demand. Under the GDPR, you are entitled to correct or remove your personal data. If you wish to do so, please follow the link in the footer of the newsletter.