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GDPR

GDPR

Increased requirements for all businesses

The GDPR has been in force since May 2018. It regulates how organisations operating in the EU shall gather, access, store and process personal data. The law, which replaced the Personal Data Act, shall give organisations incentives to strengthen their work on data protection issues, expand the protection of personal data and give individuals greater control over how their personal data is used.

4 %
4% of total turnover is the maximum fine for a breach of the GDPR
306
million was the total cost of sanctions for EU countries in 2020
4800
notifications of personal data breaches were made to the Swedish Data Protection Authority in 2019

requirements

What security requirements are imposed by the GDPR?

Affected individuals shall be informed that their data is collected and processed

Affected individuals shall be given easy access to their own data

Affected individuals have the right to have their data transferred from one organisation to another

Affected individuals have the right to have their data deleted

Serious personal data breaches must be reported within 72 hours of the incident being detected

Authorities, public bodies and selected actors must appoint Data Protection Officers (DPOs)

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consequences

What consequences can a violation lead to?

High fines

Violation of the GDPR can lead to fines of up to SEK 200 million or 4% of total sales, whichever is higher.

Damaged reputation

Leaked or mishandled personal data can affect how the outside world views the company, and potentially lead to lost business.

Damages

If your company registers personal data without permission, the individuals concerned can claim damages from the one who is responsible for the personal data, ie you and your organization.

A few words from one of our clients

"Sentor performed sterling work, which made everyone in the organisation aware of GDPR and involved them in the process. Everyone was genuinely pleased when it felt like we were making progress and were on the right track."

Johan AnderssonCIO at Insplanet

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