Monday 7 August saw the publication of the Governments ‘statement of intent’ regarding plans to beef up the data protection laws of the United Kingdom. Running parallel to the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation, due to be introduced into UK law on 25 May 2018, the new UK Data Protection bill will increase individuals rights while holding data processing companies to account for the way in which they protect and use the information they hold.
Maru/edr welcome the introduction of tougher privacy laws and have always strived to go above and beyond our legal obligations. We are committed to ensuring the security and privacy of our client’s information, and the information of all of our research participants.
Through strict data handling processes, and regular data protection and security awareness training, we embed respect of the rights of individuals in all of our research programmes, openness and transparency in the way we use the information trusted to us, and respond to all requests received in regards to privacy concerns.
The rights and responsibilities within these new regulations are at the cornerstone of everything we do. To find out how Maru/edr can add tangible benefit your company while ensuring compliance with your statutory obligations, get in touch by following the link: here.
James Clarke is an information security specialist with twelve years experience and supports all MARU Group companies to provide the tightest data security process in the market research industry.