What it means for you
You may already have heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be implemented as new EU law 25th May 2018. GDPR is a European Union regulation creating obligations for companies regarding handling, storage and protection of personal data. The regulation enhances your individual rights regarding your personal data and creates accountability for companies.
How is ALS handling this?
ALS is handling personal data as before, but with an enhanced focus on what data we store and who it can be shared with. Amongst others, we are updating the data privacy policies and processes for all relevant systems. We want to make sure that personal data is stored in a lawful, minimal, purposeful and secure way.
Privacy and Data Security
In recent years there have been numerous high-profile cases of lapses in data security and privacy. Many resulted in serious operational, reputational and customer costs or losses. The EU’s far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) demonstrates officialdom’s level of concern with the issue and emphasises the need for close attention by industry.
As a large, modern and global organisation ALS maintains electronic records and relationships with its stakeholder groups, including customers and employees. The interests of the company and its stakeholders are aligned in ensuring the security and privacy of such information is not compromised and or exploited by third parties.
Information Security Management
ALS will comply with the 2018 GDPR regulation through its structured strategic approach to information security, which includes the implementation of a related set of policies and procedures. The company is putting in place systems and processes to report on the ‘Number of notifications to clients and data protection authorities’ arising from GDPR for the group. Responsibility and ownership of the process will be with the Data Privacy Officer (DPO).
Management of privacy and data security will also interface with ongoing projects and initiatives in information security in general, more specifically the implementation of an Information Security Management System.
Evaluation of results
As the requirements of GDPR take effect during 2018, preparations for reporting the chosen indicator have only been recently completed. Nonetheless, it can be confirmed that there have been no substantiated breaches from the launch by ALS in April 2017 up to the time of Wallenius Wilhelmsen writing this report in February 2018.
Ambitions and next steps
ALS aims to have fulfilled the binding corporate rules (BCR) application prior to GDPR taking effect in May 2018. Separately, the information security management system will be reinforced to reflect industry best practice and policies to increase the overall maturity level.
About our website, social media and our cookies policies
What is a cookie?
Our website or social media channels may use tracking techniques such as cookies for collecting technical information about your use for the purpose of improving and tailoring their content and making it more user-friendly. Cookies are stored on your computer and enable us to track your computer’s use of the website and, for registered users, to manage their access to specific content. We use performance cookies to provide anonymous statistics on how our website is used (web analytics by Google Analytics). It is possible for you to disable or delete cookies within your specific browser options, although this may impair your use of the website or will require you to resubmit your credentials to access member’s or subscriber’s content.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.
If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website. You can remove cookies by going into your browsers control panel/preferences.
Social media privacy policies
When interacting with our social media channels your consent and personal data use are covered by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of each of these social media platforms.
Third parties websites and social media
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