As part of the EU General Data Protection Regulation
On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) replaced the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, this represents a significant change in legislation. GDPR strengthens the rights of individuals with respect to personal information.
These changes are mandatory for all iPassport accounts which handle personal details about any EU citizens. The expectation is that similar regulations are likely to be adopted the world over in the near future, we therefore recommend all customers consider these options now in preparation for the likely regulation changes.
GDPR places obligations on how personal data is handled, to assist with this we have built a number of new tools in iPassport.
We’ve introduced a new privacy by default setting which is set at the highest level on users added to the system on/after the 26th May 2018. Users can log in and change who can see their personal details within iPassport. Existing users can access the preference and adjust as they wish.
To change your privacy settings navigate to Profile (top right of the screen) -> click on ‘View My Staff Profile’ -> click on the pencil/edit icon by ‘Restrict visibility of these fields to’ and the dropdown will reveal four options:
There is a new profile deletion request function (right to be forgotten). This allows personal information, not required for the operation of iPassport, to be removed upon verification of a request.
There are some things we can not remove from the system as these need to be maintained to ensure continuity of audit trails. What’s not deleted:
To facilitate this we have introduced a new site administrator function, these site admins will automatically have the ability to do ‘anything’ on iPassport.
Along with this we have extended the OU contact function and we can now identify key users in each OU and link staff members to specific OUs. This is part of an initiative to allow users to be linked more closely with OU’s. We will be expanding this feature in the near future. This information can be set in the user record under ‘Default OU’ and can also be seen in the ‘Contact Support’ feature.
Any user can also request what information we hold for them, once the request has been verified we are able to process the information for you.
We’ve also taken the opportunity to provide you with a few more tools within the Administration menu of iPassport. These focus around searching for user groups, roles and permissions associated with them. Hopefully improving this area of the system significantly for all that use it.
If you have any constructive feedback or would like the ticket numbers please email [email protected]
Thank you for being part of the iPassport family,
The iPassport team