The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR sets out the principles for data management and the rights of the individual, while also imposing fines that can be revenue-based. The General Data Protection Regulation covers all companies that deal with data of EU citizens, so it is a critical regulation for corporate compliance officers at banks, insurers, and other financial companies. GDPR will come into effect across the EU on May 25, 2018.

SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD have always taken the utmost care in relation to the protection of consumer data due to which the impact of GDPR will be minimum. This is a reminder to all agents and partners on the data protection requirements that must be adhered to when dealing with consumers of SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD. Below is a check list of requirements that must be adhered to at all times.

Check List

Awareness
Ensure that all data processors are aware of the requirement to keep all consumer data safe and secure and not to share this data. The consumer data of SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD must not be shared with any third party or used for any other purposes. All receipts and copies of identification must be stored securely.

Information Held
The consumer ID details that are requested on the SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD site are a regulatory requirement and no additional details should be obtained or retained.

Communicating Privacy Information & Lawful Basis for Processing Data
SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD will send out notices that can be displayed at each agent location which inform consumers of what privacy data is held by SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD and with whom the data may be shared. The notices will explain why the personal data is requested and that consumers have a right to complain to the ICO if they believe the data has been compromised. Consumers also have the right to request for the personal data that we hold.

Individual Rights
The GDPR includes the following rights for individuals:

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

On the whole, the rights individuals will enjoy under the GDPR are the same as those under the data protection act but with some significant enhancements.

Consumer requests to access data
If a consumer requests for the data that SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD holds on the consumer, the ID of the consumer must be checked and the consumer will be requested to provide this in writing at the agent location which will be passed on to the head office of SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD to process. The consumer may also request this information by calling the SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD head office on 07723331478. The requested information will be provided within 30 days. For each request, a decision will be taken whether the data can be shared and if not, a reason will be provided to the consumer.

Age Restriction
Consumers under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD service, this a regulatory requirement.

Data Breaches
If you believe that the personal data of a consumer or consumers may have been compromised, inform the customer care at the SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD head office immediately and the management will arrange to contact these consumers and will make a report to the ICO.

Data Protection Officer
Syed Waqas Ahmed Shah, the Director of SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD is also the data privacy officer and responsible for all queries in relation to data protection. He can be contacted on the SAMAR FRUIT AND VEG LTD head office contact number on 07723331478.