Biovotion and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Introduction

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force across the European Union on 25th May 2018 and brings with it the most significant changes to data protection law. GDPR is also applicable to companies outside the EU that process EU citizens’ data. The GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of today’s digitally interconnected world and is based on the fundamentals of privacy by design and privacy by default. The new regulation aims to standardize data protection laws and processing across the EU, ensuring individuals stronger, consistent rights to access and control their personal information.

Our Commitment

We are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by data protection principles. We have updated and expanded this program to meet the demands of the GDPR. Biovotion is dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our scope of work. We have developed a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose, and demonstrates an understanding of, and appreciation for the new regulation. This GDPR compliance statement describes our new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls and measures to ensure maximum and ongoing compliance. In addition to the policies and procedures, we provide information on request to individuals to comply with their right to access any personal information that Biovotion processes about them and to request information about:

  • What personal data we hold about them
  • The purposes of the processing
  • The categories of personal data concerned
  • The recipients to whom the personal data has/ will be disclosed
  • How long we intend to store your personal data
  • If we did not collect the data directly from them, information about the source
  • The right to have incomplete or inaccurate data about them corrected or completed and the process for requesting this
  • The right to request erasure of personal data (where applicable) or to restrict processing in accordance with data protection laws, as well as to object to any direct marketing from us and to be informed about any automated decision-making that we use
  • The right to lodge a complaint or seek judicial remedy; and who is to be contacted in such instances

Information Security, Technical, and Organizational Measures for GDPR Compliance

Biovotion takes the privacy and security of individuals and their personal information very seriously. We take every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure the personal data that we process. We have dedicated information security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction, and have several layers of security measures, including secure APIs, access controls, password policies, data encryption, secure IT practices, and restrictions on access of confidential data by unauthorized personnel.

Biovotion understands that continuous employee awareness and understanding is vital to our continued compliance of the GDPR regulations. We have already implemented an employee awareness program specific to GDPR regulations and have updated our training protocol to ensure compliance with these regulations.

For more information about Biovotion’s GDPR compliance, please contact us at data.privacy@biovotion.com