Platform81’s Commitment to GDPR
Platform81 welcome GDPR as an important step forward in streamlining data protection requirements across the EU, and as an opportunity for Platform81 to strengthen our commitment to data protection. GDPR requires a partnership between Platform81 and our customers in their use of our services. Platform81 aim to comply with all GDPR regulations and have updated our services and documentation to help support Platform81 and our customers. Platform81 will continue to monitor GDPR and update as the new laws come into effect.
An important aspect of GDPR is how the data is collected and used. As a data processor, Platform81’s key role is to provide our customers (the data controllers) with the access to effectively manage and protect their user data. Platform81 is constantly investigating new ways to enhance our service offerings so that we can provide better transparency to our customers.
Data Integrity and Security
As our customers tighten their data security measures, Platform81 would like to extend a helping hand. We’re streamlining the processes by implementing IT policies and procedures that provide end-to-end security with a long term view to complete Cyber Essentials Plus over the next 12 months. The aim of this is to show we understand the importance of GDPR and that the regulations sit in line with our core values.
Working closely alongside our partners, Platform81 have reviewed our supplier contracts to ensure GDPR regulations are met throughout our supply chain. All Platform81 employees must complete data privacy and security training with GDPR specific content to ensure all our clients data is respected, kept securely and has the relevant retention policy applied.
Platform81 generally will act as a data processor and our partners and customers generally will act as data controllers. Working together, we hope to explore opportunities within our relevant service offerings to assist our partners and customers meet their GDPR obligations. In the meantime, Platform81 encourages partners and customers to independently familiarise themselves with the GDPR. For more information on GDPR, go to the ICO website https://ico.org.uk/ and European commissioners GPDR page https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en.