01 Mar 2018 7:46 AM

Our Commitment to the Six Principles of GDPR

Alliotts has always been serious about protecting your personal data and it is our policy to maintain high levels of security. We welcome the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in giving individuals more control over, and knowledge about, the personal data that organisations hold on them.

We are working hard to make sure that we are ready for when GDPR comes into effect on 25 May this year.

In a nutshell GDPR seeks to protect the data of individuals.

GDPR compliance is not merely lip service.  Organisations will need to be able to demonstrate that they comply. This is not a one off exercise, but a change in culture that needs to be adopted by everyone within an organisation, and a series of procedures that will need to be communicated and adhered to.

There are six principles of GDPR, which Alliotts are committed to when dealing with your personal data. 

  1. We will process your personal data in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.
  2. We will collect data for specific purposes and will not use it for any other unrelated reason.
  3. We will collect only the data that we need; we will not ask for excessive data that is not required.
  4. We will keep your data accurate and up to date; making any changes that you tell us about as soon as we are able to.
  5. We will keep your data only for as long as we need to, or are required to.
  6. We will do everything within our power to keep your data secure and safe from unauthorised, or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. We have a data breach policy in place which everyone within Alliotts has signed up to.

We are making sure our people are aware of their responsibilities when handling personal data and have employed external consultants to assist us with our policies and procedures. As an added safety net we are running, and will continue to run, tests to identify and plug any vulnerable gaps in our systems and procedures.

The safety of your personal data is our priority.

We are hosting a seminar in our London office for businesses on GDPR 3 May. For more information please contact mary.kacigeras@alliotts.com

For up to date information on GDPR please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/