At Acorn we are fully committed to respecting your privacy and the security of our client data. We want you to know we are doing all we can to make sure we protect and secure your data whether an existing client, or a prospective one. With the approach of stronger data protection responsibilities with GDPR we are implementing changes to ensure we are compliant throughout our organisation.
Recent news events such as the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal have brought into sharp focus what can happen in the worst circumstances with people’s personal data. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation that strengthens and unifies data protection laws with the European Union for individuals is coming into force at the right time, when companies need to illustrate responsibility and respect for the data they collect.
At Acorn, we are taking many steps across the entire company to ensure we will be ready for the GDPR: from developing clear policies on data access, improving anonymity within our analytics tools, checking the security of our internal servers and data systems, ensuring responsible data sharing internally, and allowing data requests from individuals with their right to access any personal data stored.
Data security and compliance is an ongoing commitment, but the process to make sure we are compliant by 25 May 2018 includes: