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Is your company ready for GDPR?

What you need to know about the GDPR before the 2018 deadline

Companies and organizations that collect data on citizens in European Union (EU) countries will need to comply with strict new regulations when it comes to customers’ personal and private data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved on 24 May 2016, and all organizations have until 25 May 2018 to comply in full with the new legislation. It’s the most significant change to the protection of personal information of the last 20 years.

What exactly is the GDPR?

In a nutshell, The GDPR sets regulations to improve the management of the personal data of European citizens across all 28 EU countries. It also addresses the export of personal data outside of the EU. Its primary goal is to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to establish a single set of norms across the EU. The GDPR is a revision of the 1995 “Data Protection Directive”, which was in urgent need of an update.

Who does the GDPR affect?

Any company or organization established inside of the EU, or established outside of the EU, but that supplies goods or services to European citizens, that collects personal information or monitor the behavior of EU citizens are affected.

Consequences of non-compliance

The impact of the GDPR on businesses is huge and will permanently change the way data is collected and used. Fines for non-compliance exceed those which could be levied under previous regulations: €20 million or 4% of a company’s total global revenue, whichever is greater.

Your company and the GDPR

With less than a year to go, implementation of the regulation is proving difficult for many businesses. All your staff, customers and stakeholders need to be able to understand your GDPR documents. Therefore, you have to immediately prepare the right documents in the correct language (The EU has 24 official languages!). Make sure that you choose a professional, GDPR-compliant translation agency, such as DailyTranslate, to ensure everything is translated correctly.

The GDPR and your language services provider

It is important that your language services provider fully comply with all rules of the GDPR. When translating documents, including legal, business and medical papers which contain personal data, it is your responsibility to choose an experienced translation agency that complies with the GDPR to translate your documents in the future.

At DailyTranslate we take care of all your translation needs in relation to compliance with GDPR in an effective and affordable manner. We have experienced translators in all European languages that will ensure that all your documents are translated accurately and efficiently. Our translators are also skilled in a large range of industries, so you can rest assured that no matter what type of document you need translated, we will finish it to the highest standard.

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