Five years ago, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the European Union, setting a new standard for data protection and privacy. At NewCo, we have always taken data protection seriously, and we have embraced the GDPR regulation as an opportunity to enhance our services and build trust with our clients.

GDPR has given our client’s and their customers more control over their personal data and more transparency about how we as an outsourcing company treat those data. We have taken GDRP very seriously since the very first day and have adapted and improved our practices to meet the regulatory standards that were set out 5 years ago today.

At NewCo we have implemented strict GDPR-compliant policies and procedures for data protection, outlining different roles, responsibilities, and strict security measures.  Regular training and awareness sessions have been implemented to ensure our staff is fully trained with regards to GDPR requirements, and we actively promoted the sharing of best practices and still encourage our employees to provide feedback and ask questions regarding data privacy matters.

The driving force behind the implementation are our internal Certified Data Protection Officers, who completed training and obtained certification from the Data Protection Institute in Belgium. Their expertise and dedication have been instrumental in rolling out GDPR in our different offices.

Our dedication extends beyond data protection alone, as we are fully committed to information security as well. This commitment is clearly illustrated by our ISO 27001 and PCI-DSS certification, highlighting our adherence to rigorous international security standards.

As we celebrate today the fifth anniversary of the GDPR regulation, we are proud of our achievements and continue with our commitment to data protection and privacy for our clients. We will continue to invest in strong data protection practices, maintain compliance with regulations, and adapt to the changing data protection environment.

We believe that the GDPR is not only a regulation, but also a mindset that guides us to deliver better services for our clients, day in day out.