At Philips, we believe that putting trust, transparency, and control at the heart of our customer and consumer experience is key to being a successful health technology company. We have been closely monitoring the progress of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and partner with, as well as employ numerous legal, process and privacy experts who help us to navigate these regulatory challenges, and deliver on our commitments. As a health technology driven company, we seek to reinforce our business integrity by making responsible decisions in how we manage personal data. In this regard, Philips conducts an ongoing assurance program to check adherence to the applicable data protection obligations, including the GDPR. These legal obligations are observed internally within the Philips Group and we also expect all suppliers to conform to them.
With the GDPR almost on our doorstep, we want to help our suppliers address their privacy and security requirements under GDPR. We therefore refer our suppliers to the European Commission Data protection website for this purpose, where suppliers can find in greater detail how we expect them to handle personal data when they provide services to Philips.