The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018 and is the most important change in  data privacy regulation in 20 years. It is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe,  to  protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organisations approach data privacy.

As a leading provider of media platforms servicing hundreds of thousands of subscribers and corporate clients in Europe and around the world, TheNewsMarket and its parent company DMA Media have always taken data protection seriously so we welcome this new regulation.

TheNewsMarket and DMA Media have been working hard over the past few months to prepare for the new GDPR and comply with the EU directive – setting up a GDPR taskforce to make this transition as easy as possible for our users and customers.

With that in mind, our taskforce includes key elements from educating our staff to GDPR and how we are handling this new regulation, to evaluating all our platforms, processes, security practices, and related documentations.

The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it also applies to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects.  It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

For this reason, TheNewsMarket has looked at GDPR compliance on a global basis, so clients both in the EU and outside of the European Union can feel confident they are provided with GDPR compliant solutions and services.

What you need to know:

  • New Privacy Notice

We have updated our existing privacy policy for thenewsmarket.com and all brand newsrooms to a  new Privacy Notice that clearly provides all the information a visitor to one of our sites needs to understand how we manage their personal data and how they can control what we do with it.

  • New Cookies Policy and Controls

We have also updated our Cookies Policy and now are providing preference options so visitors can select which types of cookie they would prefer to accept.

  • Email Subscriptions and Data Collection Procedures

When new users subscribe to our news alerts, we will use positive consent by asking them to actively confirm they are happy for us to hold and utilise their data for the purposes we describe. We are making it clear how they can stop this collection and usage at any time they wish. We keep a record of consent. Existing subscribers have been actively alerted to the policy change including option to amend their preferences.

  • New Data Management Procedures

We support the removal of personal data upon request. We have implemented new processes internally to ensure we remove personal data within reasonable timeframes after a request or similarly respond to a request from a site visitor to see the personal data we hold about them.

  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)

The DPO for TheNewsMarket, DMA Media Group and subsidiaries is Ashley Holloway, Chief Technology Officer.


For more information, please contact dataprotection@thenewsmarket.com.

 

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