BECS and BBE, new functionality included for GDPR compliance
In the recent BECS 3.14.0 and BBE 2.1.0 releases we have added a number of functions to support GDPR. The main features are:
- An operator can easily remove sensitive end-user data. By using the GUI or APIs in these products, the operator can swiftly remove data when an end-customer has requested to be forgotten once their service(s) has terminated.
- The newly introduced Person Data Report in BBE collects current and historical information about end-customers and can be presented in an organized format if requested by an end-customer.
- For operators using registration via portal service, new functionality in the Service Selection Portal (SSP) API allows an operator to choose whether sensitive end-user data is stored in the BBE database or is only relayed to a Service Provider.
Professional Services assistance
Operators needing assistance with BECS or BBE upgrade are welcome to contact PacketFront Software’s Professional Services. The team can advise and assist as system configuration may need to be updated in BBE in order to follow the GDPR regulation. Please visit https://pfsw.com/contact-us/ for full contact details.
What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
The GDPR is a comprehensive regulation that unifies data protection in all EU countries. It will directly apply in all EU member states from 25 May 2018. The GDPR has a very broad territorial scope and will apply to any organization that manages the personal data of individuals who are based in the EU, regardless where the organization is registered. The GDPR requires organizations to implement reasonable data protection measures to protect the personal data of consumers and employees against data loss or exposure. To achieve that goal, the law regulates all areas related to data management and processing, from obtaining user consent to setting up company-wide data protection practices and handling data breach incidents.