The General Data Protection Regulation Guidance to Shipping Companies
This publication provides guidance to shipping companies on implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which entered into force in May 2018. It summarises the key requirements of the GDPR, with a specific focus on the maritime sector, as well as the actions that companies should take to implement data protection policies to achieve compliance.
The aim of this guidance document, produced by the UK Chamber of Shipping in conjunction with Hill Dickinson LLP, is to provide information on:
- the main points of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- the main areas where shipping companies will be affected by it
- how to implement the new rules.
This publication also provides definitions of key GDPR terminology, types and sources of personal data and the role and responsibilities of the Data Controller and the Company Data Protection Officer.
It also includes an ‘Action Plan for Companies’, describing suggested stages for a company to implement GDPR and to verify compliance.
The purposes of this guidance document, issued by the UK Chamber of Shipping with Hill Dickinson LLP, are:
- to summarise the key points of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR);
- to identify the main areas where shipping companies will be affected by it; and
- to advise companies on the most effective and efficient ways to familiarise themselves with the new rules and then to determine how to best implement them.
This document is for guidance only and companies are advised to obtain their own legal advice on compliance with the GDPR.
This document focuses specifically on the maritime sector and the key areas for implementation, such as crewing issues and seafarer payments. It seeks to give a simplified explanation of the GDPR and of how companies can identify what further measures, if any, they should take to implement data protection policies that comply with the GDPR.
Summary of the GDPR
The right to erasure
Data Subject’s right to information
Company Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Issues specific to the shipping sector
Action plan for companies
Annex 1 – General Data Protection Regulation
The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice of the UK shipping industry. We work with Government, parliament, international organisations and others to champion and protect the industry on behalf of our members.
It is our mission to deliver for our members trusted specialist expertise, lobbying and influence at a UK level on maritime issues across national, European and international government and governmental bodies. By combining the strength of our members with this expertise we will advance the competitive strength of the industry ensuring that the UK remains as a leader in the global maritime business.
- Number of Pages:
- Published Date:
- September 2018
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 210 mm
- Book Width:
- 158 mm
- 0.1 kg
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