Global Perspectives™ and GDPR in the EU

As the 25th May 2018 GDPR deadline approaches, Global Perspectives would like to announce that we have tweaked our procedures in order to be fully GDPR compliant.

Over the past 12 months, we have reviewed our procedures regarding data protection, consent and storage of data, handling and personal information, and have made the following changes:

  • Members of our recruiter databases must have provided explicit consent in order to be contacted for future studies
  • Members of our databases or panellists must have the opportunity to ask for all their personal information to be removed from the database, and to be not contacted for future studies
  • We have tightened up our personal data handling procedures to ensure greater separation of personal identifying PII data from market research data
  • When transferring personal information, we must use 256 bit encrypted file sharing portals. No personal information should appear in email text or in attachments to emails

Just a reminder that Global Perspectives, and any recruiter or moderator working on our projects must follow ESOMAR market research guidelines. ESOMAR guidelines also align with GDPR rules and Global Perspectives internal SOPs.

If you have any queries regarding Global Perspectives and GDPR or would like to see a copy of our SOPs please contact Joe Waby at joe@global-perspectives.eu.