Your privacy is important to us.
Since the introduction of GDPR in 2018, individuals and companies must follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles,’ which ensures that personal data is kept secure and not used in an unlawful manner.
Of course, GDPR regulations don’t just cover the manufacturing industry, but apply to all individuals and companies that handle personal data.
However, data protection is often overlooked in the manufacturing industry, as individuals or companies may think they only hold minimal information about their clients and customers.
Heavy fines can be the result of non-compliance.
We’ve put together this handy guide to help you understand GDPR in manufacturing and ensure your company remains compliant.
Like many businesses across the world, meeting the demands of your customers and earning profit margins can be a tricky business.
As a manufacturer, you need to be innovative in your approach and prepare in advance for future markets.
To get ahead of competitors, manufacturers often seek to analyse data to gain valuable insights into trends, supply chains and even skilled employees for recruitment purposes.
This is where GDPR in manufacturing comes into play.
You may need to comply with GDPR in manufacturing for a variety of purposes, including:
From contact numbers, bank details, or more specific data like ethnicity, gender, and location, eventually, within your production line, you’ll need to find a way to store and use some form of data.
This is vital for organisations, including manufacturers, to understand just how much data they are dealing with and what type of data that is.
Without knowing how the data is being processed, you will lack control and can easily slip into breaching GDPR in manufacturing.
We can help you remain GDPR compliant with a range of custom solutions including data protection audits, advising on data breach incidents and training through our e-learning platform.
We can work with you to provide tailored GDPR in manufacturing legal advice, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our expert team today.