Will my use of Teletrac Navman products be changing?
Our products are designed for compliant use under current data protection laws and the GDPR, and we stand ready to support you as you assess whether the setting or functions you rely on today need to be adjusted in preparation for the GDPR. We recommend this type of assessment in order to ensure a compliant, uninterrupted use of the products you depend on today.
One approach is to carry out a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA). A PIA is a structured way to analyse how personally identifiable information is collected, used, shared and maintained. It offers a very useful way to identify any high-risk areas that might need further consideration to ensure you are GDPR compliant. There are plenty of tools and templates available online to guide you through this process.
Now the fines are so high, is this just a government money-making exercise?
No. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), who is responsible for enforcing GDPR in the UK, has published a blog that makes it very clear that they are not using GDPR as an excuse to issue massive fines. The ICO does not receive any portion of the fines it issues today.
GDPR is not to be feared. It is something to prepare for. It is certainly a step up from the previous legislation, but for responsible businesses it should be a matter of evolving existing processes in order to reach compliance.
We hope this information was helpful to you. We recommend everyone takes some time to learn more about the new laws. The ICO has published a number of guides and checklists, all freely available on its website. There is also no substitute to seeking independent legal advice specific to your business especially when performing your Privacy Impact Assessments or determining what readiness steps are appropriate for your operations.