Thomson Reuters commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
As a provider of trusted answers, Thomson Reuters has long been committed to honoring privacy and keeping personal data safe. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect in May 2018, is consistent with these values.
We also recognize the importance of GDPR to our customers, so in early 2018 we launched the Privacy Matters program to ensure our readiness for GDPR. As part of the program, we conducted an evaluation of our products and services and have been refreshing our product descriptions, marketing material, policies, and data protection practices to ensure that we process personal data, including how we secure personal data, in line with GDPR and what our customers expect from us.
As many Thomson Reuters products handle customer or other personal data, we amended our customer contracts in line with GDPR to provide the necessary GDPR commitments to our customers and enable them to demonstrate their own compliance with GDPR.
Part of Thomson Reuters commitment to GDPR compliance is also a sustained commitment to our Information Security Risk Management program. We have an extended team of certified security and privacy subject matter experts located globally and dedicated to the security of Thomson Reuters products and services.
The Privacy Matters program is co-sponsored by Thomson Reuters General Counsel, Chief Information Security Officer, and Chief Privacy Officer, and is a key strategic priority for the company.
Through the Privacy Matters program, we remain closely engaged with our customers and have released additional information to help you understand how our GDPR compliance program assists you with complying with your own obligations under GDPR.