GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an European law designed to strengthen the data rights of the residents of the European Union (EU) and harmonizes the data protection laws across all member states. Making it identical in this way and bringing more transparency to the people about what data organizations collect and what purposes they use it for.

Personal data

Fundamentally, data plays a important role in almost all aspects of our lives. Your name, (email)address, credit card number and more are collected, analyzed or stored by organizations. Under the new GDPR terms, organizations will have to ensure that all these personal data is gathered legally and under strict conditions and that those who collect and manage the data are obliged to protect it from misuse and exploitation.

Controllers and processors

According to the GDPR organizations need to understand the difference between data controllers and data processors. The data controller determines the purposes for which and the means by which personal data is processed and therefore decides ‘why’ and ‘how’ the personal data should be processed. The data processor is normally a third external party and processes personal data on behalf of the controller. The duties of the processor towards the controller should be specified in a contract: the so called data processing agreement.

Data breach

The GDPR introduces the requirement for a personal data breach to be notified to the national supervisory authority. Although you may have taken every step necessary to minimalize risk, breaches are unfortunately never hundred percent preventable. Controllers and processors are therefore encouraged to plan ahead to be able to detect and immediately end a breach and to determine whether it is necessary to notify the competent supervisory authority and the individuals involved.

Fines

Failure to comply with the requirements of the GDPR can lead to high fines. To prevent that from happening Kiwa can help organizations in information and privacy security, with assessments, audits and certifications.

GDPR Services

  • Plastics are often used out- or indoors exposed to daylight or to daylight behind glass for long periods. The effects of daylight, heat, moisture and other climatic stresses may have influence on the aesthetic and mechanical properties of plastics and for that reason the resistance to these effects is investigated.
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  • Polymers are widely used in construction, building and infrastructure. Construction and utility parts in buildings are often partly or completely polymeric or elastomeric products. This can be as wall panels, roofing materials, piping systems, seals, coatings and a large number of other products.
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  • The EN 54-4 power supply equipment may have its own cabinet, or may be housed with other equipment of the fire detection and fire alarm system, such as the control and indicating equipment of EN 54-2 of EN 54-16. A fire detection and fire alarm system may use more than one power supply equipment.
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  • Reliablity engineering of plastic and rubber products. The realisation of reliable polymer and rubber products starts in the design or engineering stage. There the fundamental choices are made that have a major influence on the functioning of the product in the end.
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  • Replacement and maintenance strategies - This is a costly and time-consuming operation, which means it is important to make clear choices about which sections it would be best to replace within which period of time. Kiwa Technology can advise you.
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  • EN 15085 - The standart of the railway vehicles and their components with detailed rules on all welding requirements. To obtain a certification according to EN15085, inspection staff,equipment and production management must be proved that the requirements are fulfilled.
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  • ISO 13485 Medical Devices Certification with Kiwa: ensure quality, build trust and comply with regulations in the medical devices sector.
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  • Within the Kiwa organisation there are a large number of accredited laboratories. This means that the scope of possible tests within the entire Kiwa Group is so wide that is impossible to mention them all here. Although not limited to polymer test...
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  • Heat pumps provide an environmentally friendly way to both heat and cool buildings and to take care of hot water supplies. An increasing number of new products are emerging in the marketplace, all of which must comply with European directives.
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  • Based on the Dutch Gas Transportation and Delivery Act (Gaswet), a regional gas network operator (regionale gasnetbeheerder or RNB) is responsible for gas quality. In this context, quality means the composition of the gas and its odour characteristics.
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  • Wind-uplift test
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  • In the planning, development, production and maintenance of systems consisting of electrical and/or electronic components, functional safety must be taken into account from the outset.
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  • Kiwa Agri Food | We are proudly a BRCGS (BRC) 5 star rated Certification Body for Packaging Materials.
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  • Kiwa CMT | We examine ground contamination
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  • Kiwa Agri Food | We are proudly a BRCGS (BRC) 5 star rated Certification Body.
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  • The K21045 Fire Protection Systems Assessment scheme is a scheme for Testing, Inspecting and Certificaion (TIC) Fire Protection Systems.
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  • The objective of this guideline is to guarantee the drinking water quality by specific relevant additional testing and criteria on the barrier properties of the piping system for an operation period of 50 years in polluted soil.
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  • Effective and long term performance of rubber seals is essential to prevent leakage of pipelines and subsequent spillage of water and high costs for repair and damage. Increasingly, authorities, pipe system suppliers and other parties in the chain of custody are demanding proof of quality of rubber seals.
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  • The KIWAGREEN certificate supports the demand and the supply of products and services which cause less stress on the environment.
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  • Kiwa R2B’s quick scan Fire Safety in Buildings is an independent investigation to determine the current status of fire safety precautions.
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