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GDPR Statement




The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force across the European Union on 25th May 2018 and brought with it the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. Based on privacy by design and taking a risk-based approach, the GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of the digital age.


The 21st Century brings with it broader use of technology, new definitions of what constitutes personal data, and a vast increase in cross-border processing. The new Regulation aims to standardise data protection laws and processing across the EU; affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.


Our Commitment

Modern Screws Ltd. (MSL) are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognise our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR and the UK’s / European Data Protection Laws.


MSL are dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our remit and in developing a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose and demonstrates an understanding of, and appreciation for the new Regulation. Our preparation and objectives for GDPR compliance have been summarised in this statement and include the development and implementation of new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls and measures to ensure maximum and ongoing compliance.



MSL already had a consistent level of data protection and security across the organisation and became fully compliant in 2018. Our preparation included: –


Data Subject Rights

In addition to the policies and procedures mentioned above that ensure individuals can enforce their data protection rights, we provide easy to access information via our office, of an individual’s right to access any personal information that MSL processes about them and to request information about: –


Information Security & Technical and Organisational Measures

MSL takes the privacy and security of individuals and their personal information very seriously and take every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure the personal data that we process. We have robust information security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures, including: –


SSL encryption, access controls, password policy, access encryptions, locked file policies on paper filing, staff access restriction, public / visitor access restriction, secure lock-up policy for building and filing, IT firewalls / malware / anti virus  / email scanning authentication.


GDPR Roles and Employees

MSL have designated key staff as our Data Protection Appointed Person and have appointed a data privacy person to develop and implement our roadmap for complying with the new data protection Regulation. The appointed person is responsible for promoting awareness of the GDPR across the organisation, assessing our GDPR readiness, identifying any gap areas and implementing the new policies, procedures and measures.


MSL understands that continuous employee awareness and understanding is vital to the continued compliance of the GDPR and have involved our employees in our preparation plans. We have implemented an employee training program specific GDPR which will be provided to all employees prior to May 25th, 2018, and forms part of our induction and annual training program.



If you have any questions about our preparation for the GDPR, please contact Data Protection Appointed Person.