iConnecTel exceeds the statutory requirements necessary to comply with the EU GDPR legislation 2018. GDPR gives EU citizens control over their personal data.
Sovereign Identity gives individuals complete control over their personal data in real-time. Users can control, access, edit and delete their data.
General Data Protection Regulation (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en)
iConnecTel complies with the EU GDPR legislation that came into effect on May 25th, 2018. Any organization that provides services to an EU citizen is subject to its provisions. GDPR gives EU citizens control over their personal data, even as it is stored and managed in third party systems. The law gives individuals the right to see what data is held, to access it, to correct it, to take it elsewhere, and ultimately to delete it.
The general principles of GDPR are:
- The right to be informed of how personal information will be used
- The right of access to the personal information
- The right of rectification of personal information
- The right to withdraw consent of use of personal information at any time
- The right of erasure of personal information or the right to be forgotten
Penalties for violations of GDPR regulations can potentially rise to the multi-millions range. In response, organizations are adopting design principles based on the GDPR concepts of Privacy by Design and Default:
- The controller shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures for ensuring that, by default, only personal data which are necessary for each specific purpose of the processing are processed.
- That obligation applies to the amount of personal data collected, the extent of their processing, the period of their storage and their accessibility.
- In particular, such measures shall ensure that by default personal data are not made accessible without the individual’s intervention to an indefinite number of natural persons.
In addition, controllers are required to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures, such as pseudonymisation, which are designed to implement data-protection principles, such as data minimisation, in an effective manner and to integrate the necessary safeguards into the processing in order to meet the requirements of this Regulation and protect the rights of data subjects.
“Sovereign Identity” is an advanced set of data protection design principles. It provides individuals control over their ‘Personal Data’ that ensures compliance to the GDPR principles in real-time. Individuals are able to see real-time granular proof of GDPR compliance and it provides them with the ability to control, access, edit and delete their ‘personal data’.
It changes the traditional relationship individuals have had with their services providers by making the individual the ‘Data Controller’ over their ‘Personal data’. In the past, this responsibility was passed to the service provider by individuals because there was no way to accomplish this economically. With ‘Sovereign Identity’ services providers now become ‘Data Processors’ subject to the authority of the ‘Data Controller’.
“Sovereign Identity’ has been integrated into all iConnecTel Services. If you are interested in adopting this technology for your services please refer to iTel Services – iProfile.