North P&I Club FAQS: GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
DOES THE GDPR AFFECT THE DATA THAT A SHIP OF THE
COMPANY USES AND SHARES?
Potentially yes. Application of the GDPR would depend on
factors such as whether the data involved was personal data
within the meaning of the GDPR, related to an EU citizen, and/or
was processed by an organisation established in the EU.
DOES THE GDPR APPLY TO GREEK SHIP OWNERS THAT DON’T
EMPLOY EU CREW?
This question presupposes that a ship-owning business will
only process crew’s data, which in fact will never be the case.
Article 3 par. 1 of GDPR provides that the Regulation applies to
the processing of personal data in the context of the activities
of an establishment of a controller or a processor in the Union,
regardless of whether the processing takes place in the Union
or not. This shall be the basic criterion for GDPR application in
respect of any business, including Greek Ship Owners.
COULD A MANAGEMENT COMPANY BE HELD LIABLE FOR
MISHANDLING THE PEME DATA OF AN APPROVED P&I
Yes, potentially. This would depend on the circumstances.
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