Wolters Kluwer’s Statement on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
To protect the personal data of individuals and customers in the European Union and to keep up with everchanging technology, as per the May 25, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. The GDPR impacts every organization which stores or processes personal data of individuals across the European Union. The GDPR aims to strengthen the rights of individuals over their personal data and creates a harmonized personal data protection standard.
As a trusted partner to professionals, we want our customers to be confident that their personal data is protected. Consistent with the Wolters Kluwer company values and business principles, data privacy is at the heart of our approach to the GDPR. We fully understand the importance of data privacy standards to our customers and we recognize the obligations that apply to managing, storing and processing personal data. At Wolters Kluwer, we are committed to protecting our customers’ personal data. We deliver on this promise by striving to keep information secure and respecting the rights of individuals.
With the Wolters Kluwer Corporate Privacy Office, we are fully engaged in a cross-functional GDPR program. We are reviewing data processes (policies, standards and documentation) and practices throughout our company and are implementing changes to further enhance protection of personal data. We are training our employees on their responsibilities and new ways of working related to GDPR; we are partnering with third parties and vendors to ensure their compliance; and we are assessing customer contracts and working with our customers to help to support them.