The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018
EU’s General Data Protection Regulation brings new obligations and responsibilities to Customs as controller, while strengthening the right of Customs’ customers (natural persons) to access their own personal data. Customs different functions such as information services, clearance operations and authorisation services, process a lot of personal data.
Customs has drafted privacy statements according to the regulations regarding personal data. These statements are based on the intended use of personal data needed for Customs’ different functions. More detailed information can be found in Customs’ privacy statements, for instance on what data we process, why we process them, to whom the data is transferred and for how long the data is stored. The privacy statements are compiled on Customs’ website. The website also provides information on the rights private customers of Customs have regarding their own personal data.
Customs has a legal basis for processing personal data to perform its statutory duties. In so far as the processing of data is based on consent, we ensure that the customer has given their consent for the processing of their personal data, and to our customers, who have registered as recipients of our newsletters and notices of service disruptions, we send a newsletter where we explain how the newsletters can be cancelled.