Data Protection Day is celebrated internationally on January 28th. Did you know your privacy and data are protected by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights? Read on if you’re curious about how Visma Connect strives to be a leader in data protection.
Privacy at Visma Connect
Visma Connect has a Privacy Officer and a Data Protection Officer (DPO). Our privacy officer ensures that everyone at Visma Connect is aware of privacy issues by organising privacy awareness sessions. On their first day, all new employees at Visma Connect get privacy training. Our employees are also enrolled in a mandatory privacy e-learning course, which takes place on a regular basis. Our DPO is registered with the Dutch Data Protection Authority and works closely with the privacy officer to ensure all data protection measures are implemented with care.
When it comes to privacy incidents, fortunately, we have not had many. But when they occur, we mitigate their impact as fast as possible. The privacy and security incident response routine is operated by a dedicated team that assists the whole process, from initial stakeholder notifications to hosting “lessons learned” sessions.
Our commitment to privacy doesn't stop here. In fact, we’re helping other companies set new standards for data protection - in true Visma Connect fashion.
Our commitment to the Data Pro Code
The Data Pro Code is a code of conduct for privacy initiated by NLdigital, a trade association for companies in IT. Initially, this certification was developed for organisations that had up to 50 employees. We thought that the Data Pro Code could also be of great value to our work. So, in cooperation with NLdigital and some other pioneers, we developed a certification process for bigger companies and were one of the first organisations with over 50 employees to get certified. In 2020, this code of conduct also became the first to be approved by the Dutch Data Protection Authority, according to article 40 of GDPR. For us, it’s not just important to “follow the rules.” We have a strong security culture and foster privacy as a behavior within our company.