The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was ratified by the European Union during April 2016. GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018. All organizations outside the European Union are subject to this regulation when they collect data concerning any European Union citizen.
GDPR was designed to give individuals better control over their personal data and establish one single set of data protection rules across Europe. Personal data is defined as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes online identifiers, such as IP addresses and cookies if they are capable of being linked back to the data subject. This also includes indirect information, which might include physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identities that can be traced back to a specific individual. There is no distinction between personal data about an individual in their private, public, or work roles. It is all are covered by this regulation. GDPR impacts people, process, and technology.
GDPR is an important step forward for privacy rights not just in Europe, but around the world, and we have been big supporters of GDPR since we heard about it. This law sets a strong standard for privacy and data protection because it empowers people to control their personal information.
Fastcomcorp believes that privacy is a fundamental human right. As people live more of their lives online and depend more on technology to operate their businesses, engage with friends and family, pursue opportunities, and manage their health and finances. We know that people will only use technology that they trust. Ultimately, trust is created when people are confident that their personal data is safe and they have a clear understanding of how and why it is used. This means Fastcomcorp now has a major responsibility to safeguard the privacy of the personal data we collect and the data we manage for our commercial customers.
Fastcomcorp is committed to making sure that our products and services comply with GDPR, including our hosting services. We are also committed to helping our customers develop a strategy to achieve GDPR security compliance.