The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy has been approved by the European parliament in 2016. This is the most significant change to the current data protection policy in the last 20 years.
The new regulation is designed to enhance individual’s rights to data and also unify data protection policy across the EU.
Webanywhere has been committed to data protection since inception in 2003. With the new GDPR policy coming into place, Webanywhere will provide support to clients in this transition. There remains huge potential in learning technologies to improve education outcomes.
Webanywhere is currently compliant with data protection law and therefore GDPR is not a substantial step. Our software and technical solutions are designed with data protection at the core.
As part of the new and current data protection regulation, Webanywhere is defined as the data processor. Therefore, we are compliant with current data protection policy and we will be complaint with the GDPR policy well in advance of the May 2018 deadline.
Webanywhere’s commitment to GDPR and what you can expect:
Our clients are already making proactive steps towards GDPR compliance. As part of this, we recommend that you assign a team to focus on compliance within your organisation. It’s important to note that whilst Webanywhere is the processor of your data, under GDPR, you also must have processes internally which refer to how you manage data. We recommend you assess your situation and seek legal advice.
GDPR requires you to:
Webanywhere has a dedicated data protection officer, if you would like more information you can contact us at [email protected] or call 0113 3200 750.
We have also produced a free white paper about GDPR, if you would like a copy – please let us know.
For any commercial or contractual matters please contact your account manager.
For specific GDPR requests, please use the Webanywhere helpdesk to raise a ticket.