The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on the 25th May 2018 and has been the single biggest change to data protection legislation for over 20 years. As of the GDPR deadline, rental management software provider, inspHire, has been working towards upgrading its customers to the latest versions of its software. Versions that include features and functionality to aid with becoming GDPR compliant.
There has been a lot of noise surrounding GDPR, and rightly so, with businesses frantically reviewing how they capture, process and store data. inspHire’s aim was to make this as easy and transparent as possible for both businesses and their customers alike. Across its entire product portfolio, a range of GDPR features have been introduced, enabling businesses to track actions take within the system, who was responsible and when it took place. This promotes accountability for any incorrect data usage or data breaches. Also, sophisticated search functionality within the GDPR area of inspHire empowers users to search the entire system for specific personal data, e.g email address or name. From here, they can mass edit this information, updating and correcting any mistakes as well as erase or redact any information that is no longer needed, or a data subject has requested to be deleted.
inspHire data protection officer, John Priest said, “These updates have been developed to help with data mining as well as assisting and streamlining GDPR processes for our customers. We have made it as un-intrusive for customers as possible. Keeping data accurate and up to date is vitally important which is why we now offer a one-stop shop to empower our customers to process any request of right to access, rectification or erasure from a data subject”.
GDPR has massively changed the business landscape, with TrustArc recently releasing figures suggesting that 75% of businesses will be GDPR compliant come the end of the year. Therefore, it is clear businesses are taking GDPR and its potential repercussions incredibly seriously and rental companies are no exception to this. Giving rental businesses the tools they need to succeed is the reason inspHire do what they do and helping them overcome the challenge of GDPR is the next step on that journey.
For further information on how inspHire can aid you with GDPR compliance and why it is so important for all businesses to ensure they’re putting the appropriate actions in place, visit www.insphire.com or call +44 (0) 115 979 3377.