The new regulation for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is effective as of May 25th, 2018. Any company that does not comply with the new regulation, can face significant fines. This change is one of the most important, if not THE MOST important in the field of privacy regulations in 20 years, and it effects all companies in the entire EU. The territorial scope has been significantly epxanded – also companies outside the EU are impacted, as soon as they do business with partners located in a country within the European community, or collect data from European data subjects.
The new data regulation came into force without a transition period. Every data controller and every data processor need to ensure that they are compliant. HEMEX offers support for companies who would like to get a GDPR compliance check or have specific questions related to the impact on clinical trials, drug development or data collection by medical devices. Contact us today for free advice. Our Data Protection Officer will be happy to discuss your specific situation.