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Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy

Last updated22.02.2021

Definitions

Company KSTS
GDPRGeneral Data Protection Regulation.
Responsible PersonsOliver Berry Ciara O’ Shaughnessy
1. Data protection principles
KSTS is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR. Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:
  1. Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
  2. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  3. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
  4. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
  5. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; and
  6. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”
2. General provisions
  1. This policy applies to all personal data processed by KSTS.
  2. The Responsible Person shall take responsibility for the ongoing compliance with this policy.
  3. This policy shall be reviewed regularly.
3. Lawful, fair and transparent processing
  1. To ensure its processing of data is lawful, fair and transparent, KSTS shall maintain a Register
  2. The Register of Systems shall be reviewed regularly.
  3. Individuals have the right to access their personal data and any such requests made to the KSTS shall be dealt with in a timely manner.
4. Lawful purposes
  1. All data processed by the KSTS must be done on one of the following lawful bases: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task or legitimate interests
  2. KSTS shall note the appropriate lawful basis in the Register of Systems.
  3. Where consent is relied upon as a lawful basis for processing data, evidence of opt-in consent shall be kept with the personal data.
  4. Where communications are sent to individuals based on their consent, the option for the individual to revoke their consent should be clearly available and systems should be in place to ensure such revocation is reflected accurately in KSTS
5. Data minimisation
  1. KSTS shall ensure that personal data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.
6. Accuracy
  1. KSTS shall take reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate.
  2. Where necessary for the lawful basis on which data is processed, steps shall be put in place to ensure that personal data is kept up to date.
7. Archiving / removal
  1. To ensure that personal data is kept for no longer than necessary, KSTS shall put in place an archiving policy for each area in which personal data is processed and review this process on a regular basis.
  2. The archiving policy shall consider what data should/must be retained, for how long, and why.
8. Security
  1. KSTS shall ensure that personal data is stored securely using modern software that is kept-up-to-date or in locked filing cabinets.
  2. Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security should be in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.
  3. When personal data is deleted this should be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable.
9. Breach
In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, KSTS shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach.
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