What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive European data protection law that will enter into force on May 25, 2018 within the European Union. It is a unified law that replaces the previous European Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. Significant fines may be imposed under the GDPR for failure to comply.

The GDPR is intended to safeguard the privacy of European data subjects and provides enhanced rights for individuals to control their data. Organisations must also ensure they process personal data under a lawful basis (for example, obtaining consent if required; or considering the “legitimate interest” for processing).

How does it impact Visier’s customers?

The GDPR impacts those customers who collect, use, disclose and store European personal data. It even affects organisations located outside the European Union which offer goods and services or monitor the behaviour of individuals in Europe. Under the GDPR, stringent data protection requirements are in place that may result in a need to plan and budget for improved personal data handling through the entire data life cycle.

What is Visier doing to comply with GDPR?

Visier has placed a high priority on GDPR compliance as it is an important law that promotes the fair handling of personal data and aligns with our commitment to protect the privacy of your data. Visier engaged a highly accredited privacy compliance solutions provider, TrustArc (formerly known as TRUSTe) to conduct a thorough assessment of Visier’s data privacy practices and GDPR readiness. While we already maintain a robust data privacy program, we are taking further steps to strengthen it. These steps include appointing a data protection officer, educating our employees on the GDPR, adopting improved privacy-by-design processes for Visier’s services, implementing enhanced contract language that accommodates data protection considerations, and further developing other documentation to support our customers in complying with the GDPR.

Want to know more about Visier’s privacy practices? Review Visier’s other privacy commitments in the Privacy Overview.