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The Financial Times takes the privacy of its users seriously and we are committed to achieving GDPR compliance when it becomes enforceable in May 2018. We’ve put together some frequently asked questions to help customers understand more about GDPR and the FT.
The FT and its suppliers host customer data in the EU, US and elsewhere in the world. In all cases, the FT ensures that appropriate access, encryption and security features are in place to protect customer data and information processing facilities. Where customer data is hosted outside the EU, the FT takes steps (such as use of EU model clauses or Privacy Shield) to ensure that users’ rights are protected.
The FT has formal policies in place to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation including data protection and misuse of computer legislation. All personal data are systematically encrypted to strong industry standards. Our IT compliance team conducts regular security reviews and security technology/processes are audited by a third party twice a year.
In the event that GDPR no longer applies to the UK, the FT will continue to put in place measures that ensure the FT can continue to provide the service in accordance with GDPR.
The FT has deployed a Network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) on internet facing systems and internal systems. A central logging and alerting system is in place for processing security logs and we perform regular vulnerability scans of internal and internet facing systems.