Divided into six main concepts – Privacy, Access, Precision, Consent, Responsibility and Protection –, the new regulation impacts diverse sectors of society. One of these is the segment of international moving, since the companies that have clients and employees abroad must adapt to the changes.
On May 25th last, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into practice, replacing the Data Protection Directive, from 1995, an outdated policy as regards technological evolution. Aiming to offer citizens more rights in how their data is used, the GDPR also simplifies how the data is shared internationally, reinforcing the safety of the information.
Just like FINK, the companies specialized in international moving that already have the FAIM 3.1 – the rigorous certificate awarded by FIDI – the global alliance of international moving companies that guarantees the quality standard of companies that offer the moving service and that comply with all the requirements of the accounting firm of Ernst&Young – are in the vanguard as to adapting to all the demands of the GDPR, because the certification already covers advanced privacy rules, and is constantly revised and updated in order to be always adequate to global evolution.
In practice, this means that the clients of the certified companies are better prepared to follow the requirements of FIDI’s FAIM program, recognized worldwide.
Personal data: understand the concept of respecting privacy
According to the GDPR, “personal data” refers to information that can identify a citizen directly (name, documentation, etc.) or indirectly (post and company where they work, for example). The main information is: name and surname, identification numbers (including CPF – taxpayer registry identification in Brazil – and passport), and localization data (GPS or IP). This interferes directly with the way companies collect and store information about their clients.
It will be expensive
It took four years of debates to produce the final document, approved by the Parliament of the European Union two years ago, in April 2016. From now on, the companies that do not conform to the Regulation are subject to heavy sanctions: a fine of up to 40% of their total revenue of the year, or 20 million euros in the case of serious infractions, such as processing data without client authorization, or for violation of the core concepts of Privacy by Design. Article 28 of the GDPR foresees a fine of 2% of their revenue for companies whose records are not in order, disrespecting the transparency they owe to their clients and to the responsible authorities. The sanctions apply not only to the data processors but also to the controllers. In other words, not even the “cloud” is exempt from inspection.
Useful information from the European Commission
Discover how your personal data is protected, the rights that help you recover control over your data, and what to do in case something goes wrong. Browse in FAQ: “How my personal data is protected”, “ My rights” and “Reparation”, that is, how a citizen should defend himself in case of bad use of his personal data: http://bit.ly/2xlX9ve
Rules for companies and organizations
Discover what your organization should do to follow the UE’s rules for data protection, and learn how you can help citizens to exercise their rights under the regulation. The options are: Applying the regulation, GDPR Principles, Public Administrations and Data Protection, Legal Foundations for processing data, Obligations, and, finally, an area called “Dealing with citizens”.
Learn more in: http://bit.ly/2GWPCmj
FINK accepts as legitimate the concern of people about privacy and data protection, and, as a company, is committed to these policies by concept. The safety of data and privacy when they become the central elements of an operation transmit to you, the client, an extra feeling of safety, especially in moments when your attention is focused on an important personal or professional move.