Seascape and GDPR
The European data protection law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective on May 25, 2018 and affects all companies who process personal data of individuals in the EU.
Seascape understands that data protection is important to its customers. As a Slovenian company, Seascape is already subject to data protection laws that provide for similar standards as existing European laws. And as a company with hundreds of customers in Europe, Seascape is well aware of the need to provide its EU customers with services and solutions that will help them meet the EU’s new data protection requirements.
Seascape fully welcomes the GDPR and is here to help our customers address the GDPR through our robust privacy and security protections. We appreciate that the GDPR requires our customers, as data controllers, to engage data processors that deploy appropriate safeguards. Seascape has engaged in preparing for the GDPR. We fully appreciate and recognise the importance of GDPR to our customers in the delivery of our services to them.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR is a new European data protection law which sets out various requirements that became effective on May 25, 2018. It replaces the existing data protection regime for the EU under Directive 95/46/EC, and is intended to harmonise data protection laws throughout the EU by applying a single data protection law that is binding throughout all Member States. Countries outside of the EU, including countries in Asia, are also implementing laws that align with the GDPR.
Who does the GDPR apply to?
The GDPR applies to virtually all organisations that process the “personal data” of EU residents as a result of services offered to them or which monitor them, regardless of whether the organisation physically resides in the EU. Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
How does the GDPR apply to Seascape and its customers?
Seascape is present on social media and other digital marketing services that enable our customers to keep updated, learn and come in contact with other Seascapers. Because the content on social media is often user-generated, it may at any time contain personal data if customers of social media decide to share such information. As a result, the GDPR will apply to both Seascape and its customers, but in different ways.
What has Seascape done to prepare for the GDPR?
Seascape welcomes the GDPR and is committed to strengthening the robust organisational and technical safeguards it already makes available to customers. Seascape appreciates that the GDPR requires a partnership between Seascape and its customers in their use of our services. We can confirm that Seascape has been engaged in preparing for the GDPR and recognises the importance of GDPR to our customers in the delivery of our service to them.
Seascape has carried out a GDPR readiness project across our organisation. As part of this project, we analyzed our internal and external policies with a view to becoming GDPR ready. These steps included:
- dedicating sources to privacy, data protection and the GDPR;
- conducting an organisation-wide review of all personal data processing activities within Seascape to ensure alignment with GDPR requirements;
- dedicated the data protection officer