To protect the personal data of individuals and customers in the European Union and to keep up with ever-changing technology, as per May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The GDPR impacts every organization which stores or processes personal data of individuals across the European Union. The GDPR aims to strengthen the rights of individuals over their personal data and creates a harmonized personal data protection standard.
Consistent with the Wolters Kluwer company values and business principles data privacy is also at the heart of our approach to the GDPR. We fully understand the importance of data privacy standards to our customers and we recognize the obligations that apply to managing, storing and processing personal data.
As a trusted partner to professionals, we want our customers to be confident that their personal data are protected. The Wolters Kluwer Corporate Privacy Office engaged in a cross-functional enterprise-wide GDPR program. We have reviewed the data processes (policies, standards, and documentation) and practices throughout our company and implemented processed to protect personal data. We trained our employees on their responsibilities and new ways of working related to GDPR; we partner with third parties and vendors to ensure their compliance, and we assessed customer contracts and continue to work with our customers to help to support them.
At Wolters Kluwer, we are committed to protecting our customers’ personal data. We deliver on this promise by striving to keep information secure and respecting the rights of individuals to protect their personal data and to support your commitments to your clients.