The EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) came into force across the European Union on 25th May 2018 and brings 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 aims 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, giving individuals stronger more consistent rights to access and control their personal data.
Advent Insurance PCC (Advent) operates largely through professional third-party service providers – our Agents. These Agents are based in the territories where we sell, or have sold, our insurance products: Ireland, UK, France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. We also use an authorized Insurance management company in Malta, to run our operations here. Nearly all contact that you, the policyholder, will have with Advent is through one of these Agents. In most cases the Agents both control and process data in their own right, and on our behalf as Insurer.
Advent works with our Agents to be assured of their continuing compliance with the new GDPR regime. Advent has reviewed, and continues to review, our outsourcing contracts to ensure that these capture the obligations of the parties involved and correctly state the Agents’ and Advent’s GDPR obligations and intentions.
Advent is committed to respecting your privacy rights. To this end we focus on ensuring the security and protection of the personal data we control, that is processed on our behalf by our Agents, and on ensuring that the personal data is used in accordance with the GDPR. We are committed to maintaining a compliant and consistent data protection regime that is effective and fit for purpose and demonstrates an understanding of, and appreciation for, the new Regulation.
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If you have any questions about our approach to GDPR, we suggest that you please contact in the first instant the [Data Protection Officer (DPO)/Appointed Person] of the Agent through which you place your insurance. If you wish to contact Advent Insurance PCC Limited directly please contact our Data Protection Officer, Anne Finn:
Email: Data Protection Officer/Director: [email protected]