What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation that sets more stringent rules to improve data protection and privacy for all individuals residing within the European Union. GDPR went into effect on 25 May 2018.
Language Scientific Inc. is responsible for the processing of personal data of our customers and their customers. As part of our privacy compliance policy, Language Scientific fully complies with the GDPR. As a Processor, we adhere to the GDPR regulations concerning the transfer of personal identifiable information of citizens in the European Union.
Does the GDPR Affect You?
This can be answered by looking at the following two questions:
- Does your company or organization supply goods/services to citizens of any of the 31 countries comprising the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes European Union plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway?
- Does your company or organization collect personal information of EEA citizens?
If you answered yes to both questions, then GDPR affects you. If found to not be in compliance, organizations can face strict fines of up to €20 million or up to 4% of the turnover, whichever is greater.
How Language Scientific Obtains Personal Data
Personal data obtained by Language Scientific stems from request for quotes from our customers or prospective vendors looking to work with us. LS processes data such as personal identifying data, address and location, files sent to us for quotation and projects, resumes and CV’s of our accredited vendors, financial documentation for accounting purposes and email addresses. In addition, for some customers conducting clinical trials we translate files that may accidentally contain unredacted personally identifying information of the research subjects.
Language Scientific has security procedures in place to ensure that all records are secured. These records are accessible only by those required to access your data. Our servers our only accessed by a small number of LS’s staff. Our information security is only accessible internally and audited to ensure it is in compliance with Language Scientific’s procedures and meets industry standards.
Maintaining Privacy and Confidentiality
When translating a file into multiple different languages, several file exchanges are necessary. Language Scientific conducts these transfers over their secure translation management system in order to make sure confidential information is secure. LS is committed to complying with all data protection laws and is certified with both ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 standards.
How Can We Help?
Language Scientific Inc specializes in providing medical, scientific and technical translation services. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best clinical, medical device, bio-medical and pharmaceutical companies. We adhere to all regulations of the GDPR and give our clients peace of mind that their data is secure. If you would like to learn more about Language Scientific please contact us below.