The GDPR is a security and privacy law passed by the European Union providing regulations for organizations that collect data from its citizens. Businesses, eCommerce web stores and other organizations operating within the European Union and providing services to its citizens should be aware of the guidelines set by this privacy law and how to ensure adherence to its policies.
Here at Folio3 we assist our customers in compliance with the aforementioned policies as a NetSuite Solution Provider, through our partnership with NetSuite and Oracle. We help clients develop industry-standard practices and policies tailored to their specific business model.
The data protection laws of the European Union were updated to include the General Data Protection Regulation, which safeguards the privacy of citizens with regards to technological developments. The GDPR imposes new regulations on organizations which provide services to the citizens of the European Union and collect their personal data, including but not limited to corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in heavy penalties and fines.
The GDPR serves to preserve the rights of the citizens of the European Union through providing sufficient protection for their privacy and personal data. Thus, organizations that collect and store this private data must comply by the regulations set by this law. The requirements of the GDPR are:
In accordance with the GDPR, there will be an increase in fines/penalties that companies will have to face for non-compliance as compared to the previous guidelines set by the Data Protection Directive. The fines will be determined on a case by case basis, ranging from 2% to 4% of the offending company’s global revenue or €10 million to €20 million, whichever is greater. The company in question can also be required by a supervisory authority to take corrective measures to improve their data security systems and be prohibited from data transferring practices.
Folio3’s partnership with Oracle NetSuite combined with our extensive experience working with the NetSuite platform, its API’s and underlying data structure (thanks to our broad portfolio of NetSuite Customizations and Data Connectors) has enabled us to develop a comprehensive strategy to help our customers comply with the GDPR.