After 6 years in the pipeline, on May 25th the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full effect. The GDPR is a legal framework that sets guidelines for collecting and processing personal information of people within the European Union (EU). The GDPR will have huge implications for all companies in the EU or those that are doing business, and have customers, in the EU. Here at TEAM we have been actively involved in developing GDPR compliance practices and preparing for May 25th.
The Ukrainian IT community – home to two of our major delivery centers – has been proactive in aligning its operation with the Regulation. As a result, the “IT Legal Talk: GDPR” event took place in Kharkiv, Ukraine on the 31st of March. It generated a lot of interest, with a hundred participants, and included speakers from PwC, Baker&McKenzie, and practitioners from IT companies. The event involved a full day of live discussions, with participants sharing their experiences and discussing the questions they had around complicated implementation of the GDPR – with the latter being the main focus for mostly everyone.
Our CTO/CIO, Sergiy Povolyashko was an active participant in the event, as the person responsible for anything related to GDPR compliance practices. He is the dedicated resource within TEAM International for anything related to GDPR compliance practices and is a certified GDPR Practitioner. The discussions validated TEAM’s approach towards areas such as cross border data transfer, legal and technical measures towards the relationships between our Customers (Controllers) and TEAM International (Processor).
As a global company with delivery centers and customers in Europe (including Ukraine and Poland), we respect the GDPR implementation and practices, and the reasons they were put in place, and we are well poised to make sure that we are in compliance for our company, and also for our clients’ companies.