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Is the world ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

fDi Intelligence

30 Jan 2018

Companies may be surprised by the type and range of data that falls under GDPR, including, as partner Lokke Moerel advises in the fDi Intelligence article “Is the world ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?” self-driving cars.

“This type of data will be considered personal data relating to the drivers or owners: where they live, where they work, where they have been,” she said. “Under the regulation, you will have to treat all that data as personal data because it may be impossible to determine or separate out what is personal and what is not.”  

This also includes the use of IoT in factories: “Industrial machines are now equipped with sensors for all types of reasons, including maintenance. But those machines are operated by individuals and in most cases, the management knows who was operating the machine at what moment in time. This gives information about how efficient the relevant employees work, whether they are often distracted, and their productivity. So that means you have to be careful about transmitting this data as well, because it contains personally identifiable information and thus falls under GDPR.”

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