The EU Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO or “General Data Protection Regulation”) will enter into force on 25 May 2018 and thus represents a new challenge for a large number of European companies.
The purpose of the Regulation is to harmonise the different and often contradictory data protection standards within the EU and to better protect the personal data of EU citizens. Companies that process personal data electronically are subject to additional requirements on data protection, in addition to the existing obligations. The fact that the EU is serious about the new regulation is demonstrated by the considerable financial penalties which can amount to up to 20 million euro or up to 4% of the total turnover of a company that is in breach of it.
As many companies now use CRM software to store and process customer data, analysing these systems is the starting point to create legal certainty.
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Regardless of which CRM system you are currently using, we can assist you in analysing your EU-DSGVO compliance. If a result of this investigation is that your existing system no longer meets the requirements for authorisation concepts for accessing, deleting, and exporting data, or if implementation of the regulation is no longer possible for other technical reasons, migration to SuiteCRM may be an option. As a licence-free CRM system, switching to SuiteCRM often entails considerable cost savings.