The new European General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), will enter into force on the 25th of May 2018, and it is expected to affect businesses, government agencies and organisations, which collect or analyse information of European Union citizens.
The 28th of January each year is the global Personal Data Protection day, which for 2018, has a particular importance because the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force in May 2018. Stricter rules and higher fines increase the risks of non-compliance. Violations of the GDPR can have a severe impact on companies that handle personal information – both financially, as well as for their reputation.
Meeting GDPR is not just a compliance requirement, but can also lead to a competitive advantage by proving to be a trustworthy employer and business partner for customers.
What is personal data?
Personal data is defined as any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of a person and is associated with the data on employees, contractors and customers. This includes name, address, material conditions, such as health, or IP address.
Certain kinds of data are classified as “sensitive”. These are data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, or data concerning health or sex life.
To help the shipping industry understand and comply with the new GDPR Regulation Maritime Academy is offering a course that will assist those who have day-to-day responsibility for data handling, to implement better its provisions.
The following subjects are discussed and analysed:
Provisions and principles of the new regulation and understanding
What constitutes personal data?
Who does the GDPR affect?
What is the difference between a data processor and a data controller?
Get informed on the rights of the data subjects.
Discuss if you need to appoint a Data Processing Officer (DPO) and
What are his duties and responsibilities?
Hear how to transfer personal data to third countries
The penalties for non-compliance
Learn how to have your Privacy Notice GDPR ready
Understand how to organise an information audit to map data flows and
The use of the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
Get informed on how to deal with and report data protection breaches and
Exercise due diligence under the GDPR
Explore other jurisdictions’ data protection laws
Get up-dated on recent famous data breaches
Source: DNV GL Maritime Academy Hellas