Data Protection, GDPR and Information Security

What does data protection, privacy and security mean for us?

 

Managing data in a safe way is a top priority for Periscope Market Research.

For us, data protection, privacy and security are about more than sets of rules or regulations – these areas are ingrained into our culture and are at the core of how we deliver trusted insights.  

As market research agency we deal with personal information and value the security of our customers' personal data. Our customers trust us with their personal information and their privacy. And protecting that information and respecting their privacy is fundamental to maintaining that trust. Our privacy and security programs govern how we collect, use and manage employee, client and customer information.

Everyone within our organization is responsible for demonstrating compliance when it comes to data protection, privacy and security.

What are we doing about it?

We ensure all employees understand the importance of protecting the confidential data Periscope manages. Trainings on data protection are constantly underway. We ensure a secure environment to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. We do this by implementing a broad range of security technologies such as network security and access controls. We make sure that all our solutions are designed and developed with security in mind from the very start. We maintain a strong information security management program to ensure a proven policy and compliance structure, a comprehensive security awareness program and a solid risk management framework.

Our Data Protection organization reports directly to the CEO.

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will it impact Periscope?

The GDPR is a European privacy law that came into effect in May 2018. It imposes new rules on all organizations that offer goods and services to consumers in the EU or that collect and process data related to EU citizens. This means there are strict rules on how personal data is managed, people have more control over how this data is used and high sanctions will be enforced on those who do not comply. 

GDPR provides an opportunity to build on the principles we already live by, that´s why we will also adapt these principles at a global level. We will continue to work in lawful, fair and transparent manner, meaning personal data will be accurate, completely confidential, only collected for legitimate purposes and only stored for the required amount of time.