In response to the increasing amount of personal and professional information stored in the cloud and because most of our financial transactions are dematerialized, data security is an essential component in the world today. A growing volume of information transits on the Internet, from holiday pictures to administrative documents, pay slips, medical information or anything related to online purchasing.
Based on these observations, we must be careful as to our data’s safety and property. To whom does the information I put online belong? Is it mine, or is it now the property of the company hosting the website I am on? In response to these growing concerns, the European Union implemented the GDPR four months ago.
The GDPR, for the right to private browsing
On April 14th 2016, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation in order to protect the personal data of European users. This regulation came into effect on May 28th 2018 in the 28 member states of the EU.
Four months after its implementation, the CNIL* draws up a rather positive report of the GDPR for professionals and individuals. For instance, the number of charges carried by individuals before the CNIL rose by 67% compared to the same period of time in 2017, which tends to show that private individuals seem to grasp the importance of protecting their personal data. The same assessment can be made for professionals: there are now 13.000 Data Protection Officers for some 24.500 organizations compared to 5.000 before the application of the European regulation.*
The importance of protecting your private information
Protecting a company’s data seems obvious but what about individuals? Why should one protect his or her personal information? If I have nothing to hide, why should I refuse that a company collects information regarding my profile and my browsing habits?
First of all, we in France have a right to privacy. Institutions and those who work in digital technologies must respect that right which is in our Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Secondly, when sharing one’s data with a third party – such as bank details – the information could always end up in the wrong hands. Thirdly, laws can evolve in France as well as in other countries; therefore, companies have the responsibility to preserve and protect our individual freedom as well as our personal and professional data.
Pomelo-Paradigm, a collaboration software publisher that respects your personal data
At Pomelo-Paradigm, we value your data’s privacy and confidentiality. That is why all the information you share on both our collaboration software – Domus and Pomdoc Pro – is hosted on secured servers in France. We also are commited to neither transmitting nore selling your data to a third party, whether you are an individual or a company. And finally, you can ask us to delete your account or your information without justification, as required by the GDPR.
Protecting your company’s data or your own is important to you? We would be glad to show you our collaboration software:
> Domus offers you everything you need to produce high-quality documents in a safe environment
> Pomdoc Pro is a collaborative editing and sharing tool which was designed to manage the manual and automatic production of your documents in a secure environment