General Data Protection Regulation Policy
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and replaces the previous Data Protection Directives that were in place. It was approved by the EU Parliament in 2016 and comes into effect on 25th May 2018.
GDPR states that personal data should be ‘processed fairly & lawfully’ and ‘collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes’ and that individuals data is not processed without their knowledge and are only processed with their ‘explicit’ consent. GDPR covers personal data relating to individuals. Aerial & Security Solutions Ltd is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals with respect to the processing of personal data.
The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them. It provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly.
GDPR includes the following rights for individuals
The right to be informed
The right of access - At any point an individual can make a request relating to their data and Aerial & Security Solutions Ltd will need to provide a response (within 1 month). Aerial & Security Solutions Ltd can refuse a request, if we have a lawful obligation to retain data i.e. from HMRC, but we will inform the individual of the reasons for the rejection. The individual will have the right to complain to the ICO if they are not happy with the decision.
The right to erasure -You have the right to request the deletion of your data where there is no compelling reason for its continued use. Staff records must be kept for 6 years after the member leaves employment, before they can be erased. This data is archived securely.
The right to restrict processing - Customers and staff can object to Aerial & Security Solutions Ltd processing their data. This means that records can be stored but must not be used in any way.