What is GDPR?

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a new set of rules governing the privacy and security of personal data belonging to EU residents. The new protection act will make significant changes to privacy laws and will replace the outdated Data Protection Directive from 1995. The goal of GDPR is to protect all European Union residents from privacy and data breaches. It mandates higher standards for how companies can use personal data. Under GDPR, EU residents will have more control, transparency, and safety over how their information is collected and used.

For more information on how Interface is preparing for GDPR, please email privacy@interfaceworldwide.com

So, what does this mean for you?

GDPR has profound implications for companies like Interface, which manage events, exhibitions, and shows attended by EU residents. If you handle any data about EU attendees, prospects or customers, your work is impacted by GDPR.

How is Interface Preparing for GDPR?

With the passage of GDPR, a team of Interface employees has been actively updating internal processes, educating employees and working with vendors to ensure that Interface is compliant with GDPR by May 25, 2018.

Actions Interface has taken for GDPR:

  • Reviewing processes to ensure data security
  • Updating our privacy policies on how we use customer data
  • Working with our Show Organizers to ensure proper agreements are in place
  • Training our employees on GDPR and the proper handling of data
  • Updating our global consent-to-market subscription centres