TOKYO GLOBAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION’S COMMITMENT
On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) implemented a new data-protection regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is designed to harmonize data-privacy laws across the European Union, to protect EU citizens’ online data privacy, and to reshape the way organizations that conduct business in the EU approach data privacy.
The Tokyo Global Engineering Corporation is fully committed to achieving compliance with the GDPR. This article addresses questions about GDPR and TGEC.
WHAT IS G.D.P.R.?
On May 25, 2018, the GDPR went in into effect in the European Union (EU). The GDPR is designed to harmonize data-privacy laws across the European Union, to protect EU citizens’ online data privacy, and to reshape the way organizations who do business in the EU approach data privacy.
WHO DOES THE G.D.P.R. IMPACT?
The GDPR applies to organizations located within the EU, as well as organizations located outside of the EU that offer online goods or services to EU natural persons or “data subjects.”
WHAT STEPS DOES T.G.E.C. TAKE TO COMPLY WITH G.D.P.R.?
We are actively working to address GDPR compliance for all our EU resident users. In particular, TGEC is:
- Mapping our systems to document the use of personal data.
- Reviewing and revising our vendor agreements as necessary to implement GDPR processor requirements.
- Making technical changes to our platform that will enable us to support GDPR requirements and enhanced data-subject rights.
WHAT CONSTITUTES PERSONAL DATA AS PART OF G.D.P.R.?
Any information related to a data subject that can be used directly or indirectly to identify a person constitutes personal data under the GDPR. This can include, for example, names, photographs, e-mail addresses, bank details, and posts in chat threads.
WHAT DATA DOES T.G.E.C. COLLECT?
PERSONAL INFORMATION.When one visits and interacts with the TGEC website, TGEC may collect certain information automatically, such as the type of computer or mobile device used, the IP address of a computer or mobile device, and information about the way one uses the TGEC platform. TGEC collects this information in order to improve the TGEC platform.
COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES.When one visits websites on the Web, generally, one’s browser may automatically transmit information to the websites one visits, throughout each visit, including TGEC’s. In a similar way, when one usesTGEC’s mobile applications, TGEC will access and use mobile device IDs to recognize devices. Like many websites, TGEC uses “cookies” and equivalent techniques through mobile applications to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that TGEC transfers to a computer’s hard disk.
DOES T.G.E.C MAINTAIN E.U.-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD FRAMEWORK CERTIFICATION?
Certainly not. TGEC does not believe that TGEC should pay hundreds of United States dollars to the United States of America’s International Trade Agency to “self-certify” that TGEC will not abuse or neglect anyone’s contact information or personal data.
Even in the absence of such absurd fees, EU data protection laws already limit the transfer of personal data outside of the EU to countries deemed to provide an “adequate” level of data protection. Moreover, humans are becoming quite adept at voicing their concerns about privacy violations via Web-based media, on an individual basis. As such, TGEC cannot reconcile the acts of any national or regional government to collect fees, in light of such public protections.
WHAT DOES T.G.E.C. DO TO KEEP ITS USERS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION SAFE?
User privacy is at the core of our business. We routinely enhance and evolve our security platforms, procedures, and methods to better protect our users’ information.
WHO SHOULD ONE CONTACT WITH FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT G.D.P.R. COMPLIANCE AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH T.G.E.C.?
For more information about TGEC and GDPR, please contact us.