Mira Bektimirova

Evolution Instead of Revolution: Unicheck Adopts GDPR 

Blog Post created by Mira Bektimirova on Apr 16, 2018

Technologies are developing rapidly these days with a personal data protection constantly being on the radar as the main cornerstone of innovation.

 

A colossal amount of user data such as preferences, tastes, personal and behavioral statistics is gathered by companies on the daily basis.

 

When the data protection doesn’t work properly it leads to the severe consequences, such as private data leakage or information misuse that violates customer’s fundamental rights and seriously damages company’s reputation.

 

Committing to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that was approved on April 27, 2016, Unicheck as prominent software provider, intensifies the data protection compliance, ensuring continuous data protection and secure service delivery.

 

Unicheck commitment to customers  

 

Wholeheartedly dedicated to customers, Unicheck team wants to make it clear that their software will be fully complied to new GDPR regulations before the date officially comes to enforcement on 25 May, 2018.

 

Being almost prepared to effectuate the new GDPR obligations, Unicheck has already redesigned privacy policies, adjusting them to the new rules regarding personal data protection, access and management, subsequently sharing them with clients on their official site.

 

“It’s not purely about technology, it’s also about people, - educators, students, writers, our partners, and investors, - all that we do at Unicheck should be transparent for them as we keep upgrading and modernizing our software.”

 

- Unicheck CEO, Serhii Tkachenko.

 

As a robust, cloud-based edtech solution, Unicheck understands the social responsibility that is laid on software that serves educational purposes, as privacy in this sector is especially sensitive subject.

 

Personal data protection and privacy have always been the main concern for Unicheck, encapsulating technological operations, transactions and legal aspects of the personal data processing.

 

Committing to the GDPR regulation is a next step towards strengthening user trust, ensuring transparency of the business and efficient risk management that spans all of the operations within the company.

 

GDPR: Things get changed

 

The former EU internet security legislation was adopted in 1995, however, at some point existing regulations were no longer able to ensure private data protection.

 

The outdated legislation that was too open for the interpretation, overloaded businesses with administrative costs and needed drastic changes to meet the new demands and challenges related to cyber security.  

 

The substantial changes that bring new GDPR legislation will officially come to the enforcement on 25 May 2018, globally affecting all organizations that gather and process EU citizens user data.

 

Empowered by the new GDPR regulations, the users will be granted more control and access to their personal data:

 

Protected by default. The concept of privacy “by design or “by default” means that  a personal data protection should be a central point of every software creation, build-in on the very first stage of designing.

 

Businesses processing personal data must use technologies that meet the strictest security standards, otherwise, they will be penalized by the data protection authorities.

 

Permanent erasure.  The users can withdraw the personal data usage agreement once provided by them to the company.

 

Transparency. The companies must fully notify users how their personal data will be managed, including total transparency in cases, when the private data has been compromised or leaked due to the cyber attacks or technical issues.  

 

Portability. The personal data should be portable so that users could easily transmit or gain access to it.

 

 

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