The European Union (EU) is about to begin enforcing a new set of regulations designed to protect the data security and the privacy of its citizens.
Enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect May 25, 2018 and will be applicable to every citizen of the EU and any business entity that transacts with them, regardless of the location of the business.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the biggest change to EU data protection and privacy legislation in three decades.
The impact on organisations globally and across all disciplines are profound.
Put simply, if you have a customer from an EU country and you collect any data from that customer as a result of a business transaction, you are subject to the rules and regulations of the GDPR.
There are no exceptions for enterprise size or scope, which means any business with an internet presence is potentially subject to this law.
The risk in dealing with personal data escalates to a level comparable with anti- money-laundering and anti-bribery and corruption legislation, with substantial fines imposed for improper use, sharing or theft of data.
To ensure our compliance North West Murcia Properties will-
Commit not to share any client detail this includes addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Report all breaches of data immediately and within the 72 hours guideline set out by the GDPR.
Hard copies of client data are kept securely in a locked filing cabinet, in a locked office which is secured by security grills.
Once a property is sold,rented or withdrawn from the market we destroy all electronic and hard copy documents. Hard copies are shredded and safely disposed of and electric copies are removed from both soft and hard copy drives.
We commit not to give indication of your name or exact location of your home on any advertising portal or website. We will continue to indicate the town of your property but not the exact location.
We will no longer use an online storage facility to store any data and all client information will be kept on a hard drive, again this is kept in a lockable cabinet in a lockable office with security bars.
Any data emailed to us will be downloaded and stored onto the hard drive and the email destroyed.
When transferring data to solicitors, either for the sale of your property or other purposes, we commit to ensure the data is transferred so it is not traceable either on line or by other means.
We have upgraded the encrypted connection on our website from SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to SSL Wildcard providing extra encryption.