WUR selects SMART PIA for GDPR compliancy

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Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has selected USoft for the delivery and implementation of the SMART PIA application, which will be used for Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and setting up a Data Register for personal data.

Start of cataloging privacy-sensitive data in WUR projects

The new EU legislation known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect in May 2018, imposes strict requirements for organisations in the storage and processing of personal data. Frans Pingen, WUR’s data protection officer, says: “There are thousands of projects running at WUR. Some research projects require the collection of privacy-sensitive data. The new GDPR requires organisations to perform a careful catalogue and registration of this data, in addition to the statutory obligations, in order to minimise the risk of data leaks and identity fraud.”

The WUR Privacy & Personal Data project team will soon start a WUR-wide effort to catalogue projects that use privacy-sensitive data such as names, phone numbers and/or address details and possibly other sensitive personal details. According to Frans Pingen, “The SMART PIA application will help WUR carry out and manage the assessments efficiently. All evidence and the assessment of the risks will then be stored in a single database.”


SMART PIA: get an understanding of the past and the present and be prepared for the future.

SMART PIA helps organisations to perform Data Privacy Impact Assessments (DPIAs), which show what measures need to be taken in order to be GDPR-compliant by 25 May 2018. It also has what is termed a Data Register, which gives organisations clear-cut information about where the data is stored and for what purpose.

Roel Spans, CEO of USoft, says, “We are incredibly proud that Wageningen University & Research has chosen our SMART PIA software application. We look forward to this partnership with WUR and to sharing our extensive knowledge and expertise in privacy software.”

Photo caption 
Tijs Breukink signing the contract with USoft, the vendor of privacy software.
Standing, from left to right: Menno van Manen, Chairman of the Privacy & Personal Data steering group, Frans Pingen, WUR Data Protection Officer, Auke de Bruin, Privacy & Personal Data Product Manager, Simon Schuur, USoft Product Manager.
Sitting, from left to right: Tijs Breukink, representing the Executive Board (until 1 September), Roel Spans, USoft Managing Director

For more information, you can contact:
USoft B.V.
Petra Halenbeek, Marketing Manager
Phone: +31 6 5352 5601
Email: petra.halenbeek@usoft.com

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