Who we are
Our website address is: http://marinoulaw.com.cy.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation which was designed to ‘harmonize’ data privacy laws across Europe as well as give greater protection and rights to Individuals.
Under the terms of GDPR, not only will organizations have to ensure that personal data is gathered legally and under strict conditions, but those who collect and manage it will be obliged to protect it from misuse and exploitation, as well as to respect the rights of date owners.
GDPR applies to any organization operating within EU, as well as any organization outside of the EU which offers goods or service to customers or business in the EU. That means that almost every corporation in the world will need to be ready when GDPR comes into effect and must start working on their GDPR compliance strategy.
What is a processor and a controller?
There are two different types of data-handlers the legislation applies to ‘processor’ and ‘controllers’. The definitions of each are laid out in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
A controller is a person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing of personal data.
The processor is a person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
GDPR ultimately places legal obligations on a processor to maintain records of personal data and how it is processed, providing a much higher level of legal liability should the organization be breached.
Controllers will also be forced to ensure that all contracts with processor are in compliance with GDPR.
What is personal data?
The types of data considered personal under the existing legislation include name, address and photos. GDPR extends the definition o personal data so that something like an IP address can be personal data. It also includes sensitive personal data such as genetic data and biometric data which could be processed to uniquely identify an individual.
Our firm and GDPR:
The new Regulation gives you more control over how your personal information is used and makes it quicker and easier for you to check and update the information we, and other legitimate organizations we work with and hold about you.
As always, we will continue to collect, use, store and share your data safely and securely. By keeping your details up to date, we can use this information to provide even better services. We have always valued data and privacy as a core company principal and will continue to do so long into the future.
Our firm will store your personal data on database, share with legitimate organizations and that they may be used for other legitimate purposes according to your consent and approval.