European Data Regulation

On 25 May 2018, a new European Personal Data Regulation came into force. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR must be implemented in all local personal data laws throughout the EU and EEA area. The regulation applies to all companies and organisations that sell goods and services and store personal data about citizens in Europe.

The purpose is to give EU and EEA citizens control over their personal data and assurance that their information is protected. Personal data refers to any kind of information that is related to a person. It can be your name, picture, email address, social media posts or an address for the phone on your desk.

All this is protected under the GDPR by means of a set of rules which contain consent requirements, information obligation, data portability, the right to be forgotten, notification obligation, data placement, and agreements between data controllers and data processors.

Firstcom Europe implements  the GDPR in the countries where we are represented. Firstcom Europe  is the data processor, and the documents below tell you where and how we use personal data.