Unfortunately, municipal offices often appear in the news because personal data has been made public due to a data leak. Consider the consequences of this: violating a citizen’s privacy is a no-go for a municipal office. As a municipal office, you will be held responsible for a data leak and that means a damaged reputation, high costs and possibly fines. This on top of also suffering a lot of negative publicity.

The GDPR and municipalities

The introduction of the GDPR means that municipalities need to be more careful when handling personal data. In practice, this means that privacy-sensitive information such as copies of IDs, birth certificates and citizen service numbers need to be stored securely. But it doesn’t end there. Municipal officials have daily contact with citizens and stakeholders where the exchange of documents takes place. Both behind the reception desk as well as in digital form. The new legislation ensures that municipalities communicate securely and protect the exchange of personal data.

Exhange of sensitive data

Many municipal offices use a web portal through which citizens can send documents by uploading them to a specially designed page. Once inside the municipal office, this information is frequently shared with stakeholders. In these cases, a secure e-mail channel is often not used whereby this sensitive information could still end up in the public domain. The result? That’s right, a data leak.

Secure emails with SmartLockr

SmartLockr is a secure and user-friendly email solution for safe communication. Using SmartLockr will:

  • Make your organization comply with the GDPR;
  • Prevent databreaches;
  • Enable the safe exchange of large files;
  • Safe your organization time and money.

    With SmartLockr you can reduce the chance of a data leak by 97%. Start now with secure e-mail and prevent your client files from falling into the wrong hands. Reduce the risk for yourself and for your clients.

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  • “Bij Alfa vinden we het belangrijk dat bestanden veilig met ons gedeeld kunnen worden. Daarom bieden wij onze klanten en relaties een eigen uploaddienst aan. Veilig, simpel en effectief’.” Alfa accountants