GDPR Compliance Statement

Introduction

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force across the European Union on 25th May 2018 and brought with it the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. Based on privacy by design and taking a risk-based approach, the GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of the digital age.

The 21st Century brings with it broader use of technology, new definitions of what constitutes personal data, and a vast increase in cross-border processing across the EU; affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.

Our Commitment

ITW Medical & all subsidiaries are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognise our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR and the provisions of the Data Protections Acts 1998 and 2003.

ITW Medical & all subsidiaries are dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our remit and in developing a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose, and demonstrates an understanding of, and appreciation for the new Regulation. Our preparation and objectives for GDPR compliance have been summarised in this statement and include the development and implementation of new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls, and measures to ensure maximum and ongoing compliance.

How We are Prepared for the GDPR

ITW Medical & all subsidiaries already have a consistent level of data protection and security across our organisation, however it has been our aim to be fully compliant with the GDPR by 25th May 2018, – Our preparation included an overview of the following areas:

Data Subject Rights

The company’s enhanced policies and procedures ensures that individuals can enforce their data protection rights. We provide easy to access information via the office, of an individual’s personal information that ITW Medical & all subsidiaries hold about them.
The following information can be requested:

Information Security & Technical and Organisational Measures

ITW Medical & all subsidiaries takes the privacy and security of individuals and their personal information very seriously and take every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure personal data that we process. We have robust information, security policies, and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures to include passwords and encryption processes.

GDPR Roles and Employees

ITW Medical & all subsidiaries understand that continuous employee awareness and understanding is vital to the continued compliance of the GDPR and have involved our employees in our preparation plans. We have developed and implemented our roadmap for complying with the new data protection regulation and we have implemented an employee training program which has been provided to all employees and now forms part of our induction and annual training program.