The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 regulates the collection, use, disclosure and processing of personal information of individuals in the EU. It replaces existing European legislation, such as Data Protection Directive (officially Directive 95/46/EC), and introduces new requirements, it alters existing concepts, which means that businesses will need to review their existing processes to make sure they are compliant.
Private investigative businesses and services they provide (be that plain investigations, background checks, due diligence, insurance claims, etc) can involve significant personal data processing, so complete adoption of GDPR compliance is crucial. It is important for businesses to raise awareness of the changes, review current privacy notices, background screening policies and in general, their approach to this new age of data protection regulations and requirements, which GDPR 2018 certainly is.
We, at Romania Private Investigations, are aware of this important change, and will be fully compliant starting the 25th of May 2018.