Protecting Data and Privacy Globally

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Business today is increasingly conducted online. As individuals share more and more data about themselves online - as employees or as customers - concerns about how to maintain and respect online privacy have grown.

In 2018, mandatory compliance with the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union. The GDPR sets guidelines and standards around the collection, storage, and processing of personal data, and is designed to give individuals more control over their online data and privacy.

At H.B. Fuller, we are committed to meeting or exceeding all regulations that govern our work. As a global company, this means that we respect the laws and requirements in all countries where we operate.

We took a collaborative approach to preparing for GDPR compliance. Across our business, we have implemented guidelines that protect customer and employee data. We value the personal information of the individuals we work with and are committed to protecting their privacy.

H.B. Fuller’s work to comply with the GDPR is one example of how we manage our exposure to risk while keeping our business operating smoothly. We believe that by going above and beyond regulatory compliance, we not only uphold our own ethical standards, but we also strengthen relationships and trust with our employees and customers around the world.

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