ARE YOU READY FOR GDPR?

On 27th of April, 2016 a REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) was issued, known as General Personal Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. The same will enter into force on 25th of May 2018 and it is mandatory for all traders who process personal data on the European Union territory.

Currently the matter about personal data processing is regulated under the Personal Data Protection Act. With this Act it was introduced the obligation the data processors to register as a personal data administrators, to introduce protection of the personal data, processed by them, according to the development of the science and technology, to introduce Internal processing data rules, to provide, change delete personal data, upon request of the persons, whose data are processed and others.

The new personal data protection Regulation introduces many new rules, which must be respected, such as:

THE PROCESSOR MUST INDICATE THE PURPOSES FOR PROCESSING FOR WHICH THE PERSONAL DATA ARE INTENDED AS WELL AS THE LEGAL GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING;

IT MUST BE SPECIFY THE PERIOD IN WHICH THE PERSONAL DATA WILL BE STORED, AND IF THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE, THE CRITERIA, THAT ARE USED TO DETERMINE THIS PERIOD;

AFTER THE EXPIRY OF THIS PERIOD, THE PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING OF THE RESPECTIVE PERSON SHOULD BE DISCONTINUED;

THE PERSONAL DATA ADMINISTRATOR AND THE PERSONAL DATA PROCESSOR DETERMINE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER IN ALL CASES WHEN: THE MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE PERSONAL DATA ADMINISTRATOR OR THE PERSONAL DATA PROCESSOR CONSIST OF PROCESSING OPERATIONS, WHICH DUE TO THEIR KIND, SCOPE AND/OR PURPOSES REQUIRE REGULAR AND SYSTEMATICALLY SCALE OBSERVATION OF  DATA SUBJECTS;

THERE ARE OTHER OBLIGATIONS SUCH AS PROVIDING ENOUGH PROTECTION, PSEUDONYMIZATION, ENCRYPTION AND OTHER.

The new Regulation has upgraded the personal data protection on new, very high level. Every trader, who processes personal data, is obliged from the 25th of May 2018 to do this activity according to the Regulation rules. Considering the importance of this matter, both for companies and for people, that personal data are processed, introducing rules for conformity wit the Regulation and whole accompanying documentation kept by the personal data administrators is priority activity for “Zafirov and Kandilarov” Law firm in 2018.

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