What is GDPR?

What is GDPR?

Applicable as from 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation is an update of the existing one introduced in 1995. Six major points are now compulsory to guarantee the protection of clients’ and/or internet users’ data.

The new regulation and the changes involved

If until now data was more or less protected on the internet, today everything is better structured and companies must provide evidence of their compliance. Among others, six items have been added in order to guarantee the security and privacy of internet users:

  • Appoint a data protection office (contact person for Computer Technology and Freedoms, representative for data protection, etc.)
  • Map data processing in a register
  • Identify the actions to be taken to achieve compliance
  • Manage potential risks by conducting privacy impact assessments
  • Implement internal procedures to ensure high standards of protection
  • Provide evidence of the steps taken towards achieving compliance by supplying documents and proven information

GDPR is also very high value in marketing terms. The French cloud is thriving and continues to attract new clients thanks to the data security it provides. Many have already understood that entrusting their data to a GDPR-compliant service provider offers a guarantee for French and foreign companies to enjoy data protection they can rely on! The changes are nevertheless fairly major and websites' legal notices, as well as their terms and conditions of sale or use, must be altered to take this into account.

Personalised support, tailor-made to meet your needs

Because many companies are looking to use this new regulation in order to stand out from the competition and to gain the trust of both clients and prospects, Dixit.com is able to offer a translation service for your terms and conditions of sale and use, in order to both inform and reassure your clients concerning GDPR compliance.

Starting at € 0.06 per word, Dixit provides translations in 38 languages by professional and/or native translators. With Dixit, it is easy to be among the first to comply with the new European data protection directive, thus reassuring your clients and optimising your sales.

Romain, the manager of the e-commerce website Smoking.fr answers our questions about GDPR, the problems he faced in implementing it, what it changed for him and how he had it translated.

Dixit: Hello Romain, as an e-merchant, what has the GDPR changed for you?

Romain: We already had practices similar to the GDPR rules, so we didn’t need to change much. Still, we had to modify our Terms of Use and our Charter on data protection so that they legally comply with the new legislation.

Dixit: What kind of measures did you have to implement for your clients and employees and what difficulties did you encounter?

Romain: The measures were already in place but we had to put them into written form in order to comply with the new law. For example, we modified our in-house IT charter. Our aim was to make our employees more aware of good practices in IT security. Nothing has changed for our clients; we were already processing our newsletter subscribers’ data in a transparent and reactive way, meaning we were already up to date with the GDPR recommendations. Of course, the legal documents are complex and their interpretation often depends on the reader, which didn’t make things any easier when we wanted to have a global vision of our needs in view of implementation.

Dixit: You chose to have this text translated by the translation platform Dixit.com. Why?

Romain: We needed to have our Charter, which remains a legal and technical document, translated into English. Dixit was an obvious choice, as they have specialist translators and a service that is highly responsive (translation in 24h). The price is competitive, considering that we were looking for high quality and time was short.