Equifax. Anthem Blue Cross. T-Mobile. Every day it seems like there’s a new online privacy breach that leaks our personal data to elusive hackers. Who is protecting your personal information: name, age, social security number, home address, email address, medical information, net worth, etc.? So much of it is in the hands of the companies with whom we, as consumers, use for business.
As we have recently seen with concerns over Facebook’s privacy issues, most major companies that have international offices are dealing with similar problems and are creating or updating privacy policies to protect their employees’ personal data.
In an effort to counter issues arising from the increase of leaked personal information, the European Union recently added new regulations for companies all over the world: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR “aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.” It’s integral for business owners to understand how this relates to their industry. In most of these cases the companies are having these documents translated only into the languages of the countries where they operate.
Why are these privacy policies so important? What could happen if your private information were to be leaked to hackers, or even legally shared with others without your permission? This happens more frequently than you would think.
Here is an article outlining some of the dangers involved.
In order to maintain legal standing with international laws and also ensure trust between you as a business and your clients, properly translating these documents is essential. While our experience at TSI transcends beyond legal documents, this is a particular area in which we have extensive knowledge. We hire only the most skilled native human translators to helm some of these very specific niche topics and ultimately deliver flawless translations to help keep your international business running smoothly.
Do your privacy policies need updating or translations? Contact us for a translation consultation or a quote. We are more than happy to share our expertise in this area to make the process smooth and seamless for you and your business.
Francis Semmens is the founder of TSI and author of all blog posts with a focus on translation for clients and translators alike.