05 March 2018
This May, UK laws governing data protection will undergo their biggest transformation in over two decades. Across the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace existing data protection legislation.
The new laws aim to give greater protection and rights to individuals, while at the same time making companies much more accountable for the security and proper handling of people’s personal data.
GDPR places far more responsibilities on companies to properly manage data. These include:
Corporations also face much greater penalties under GDPR than under the previous legislation – for the most serious breaches, companies can be fined up to a maximum of €20 million or 4% of their global turnover.
GDPR also confers new rights for individuals, which include:
As an optimisation specialist, Route Monkey has always sought to follow best practice in data protection. We also have carefully monitored developments in legislation, in order to ensure that we were fully prepared for any changes. Over the past few years, we have taken a number of steps to enhance our systems and processes. In 2014, the Trakm8 Group embarked on a project to review and update our internal controls. This ultimately led to Trakm8 achieving accreditation to the Information Security standard ISO27001. This is an internationally-recognised standard for ensuring the secure processing of information, giving our customers hard evidence of our commitment to data protection and privacy. ISO27001 covers the handling of all types of information whether that is personal information, financial records, intellectual property, or commercially-sensitive information. Before GDPR was even formally approved, we had been working hard to improve our products, services and internal processes. Thanks to this dilligence and hard work by our parent company, we can assure customers, employees and other stakeholders that Route Monkey provides the highest possible levels of privacy and security.
The steps Route Monkey and Trakm8 have taken to ensure best practice in data protection include:
Whether you use our optimisation, vehicle tracking, dash cams, driver behaviour analytics, or a combination of our solutions, you can rest assured that your data is in safe hands. If you have any questions about GDPR, please feel free to contact us. You can also access more information about GDPR from the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office, www.ico.org.uk