2018 will see one of the biggest changes to Irish data privacy laws as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is introduced across Europe on 25 May.
The GDPR will deal with the huge increase in customer data that is now generated from social media and online activity. Whether you’re subscribing to a newsletter, or investigating new investment opportunities for your business, the new laws will provide you with more transparency and stronger rights regarding personal data.
At HSBC we have always taken data privacy very seriously and we believe the introduction of the GDPR is really positive - giving individuals more control over how organisations use and manage their data.
GDPR provides you with more transparency regarding your personal data. It strengthens your rights, giving you improved access to your data and the right to review and, in certain circumstances, edit or delete the information that organisations store about you.
GDPR won't change the way we use your personal information, and information about individuals connected to your business.
We'll continue to value the data you share with us, treating it with respect and keeping it secure at all times. Where appropriate, we'll continue to contact you about services that may benefit you, unless you've asked us not to.
So whilst the laws might be changing, our commitment to looking after your data stays the same.
We want to make it easier for you to find out how we collect, use and protect your information, and information about individuals connected to your business, so we've updated our Privacy Notices.
If you are a customer of HSBC Corporate Banking Ireland – please refer to our Corporate Banking Privacy Notice
If you are a client of HSBC Securities Services (Ireland), or HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland), or you are connected to a client of these entities – please refer to our Securities Services Privacy Notice.
If you are simply browsing our website, please refer to our Website Privacy Notice.
To find out more about GDPR, follow the links below to read the guidelines and information published by the Data Protection Commissioner: https://www.dataprotection.ie.