Data Protection Statement
Emerson Electric Co. and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting the personal information of our customers, employees, vendors and investors, all of whom expect us to adhere to the highest standards of data privacy and security.
Emerson first implemented a formal Data Protection Program in 2005 to keep pace with the rigorous requirements of the 1995 European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive.? However, the past five years have seen an unprecedented and rapid level of change in technology, the regulatory landscape, and stakeholder expectations around data privacy and security.?
To respond to this changing environment, in 2017, Emerson undertook to inventory its systems, processes and controls around Data Protection.? These efforts resulted in the re-design and implementation of a Global Data Protection Program enabling Emerson to stay abreast of key data privacy and security developments across the globe, and to adapt our global operations to remain compliant in this shifting landscape.?
Emerson’s Global Data Protection Program requires all Emerson businesses, wherever located, to adhere to the core data handling requirements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).? Emerson’s program is supported by an updated Data Protection Policy, the establishment of a cross functional management advisory board, and the appointment of local and functional data protection coordinators around the world.? Our Global Data Protection Program will remain measured to maintain a strong, effective, and sustainable program that will be able to mature and adapt to future regulatory developments and our stakeholders’ needs.?
The EU GDPR and other new regional and local laws change the way companies like Emerson must administer and document the collection, movement, and processing of personal data, but they do not change the fundamental principles upon which Emerson has historically relied to manage personal data.? Emerson has and will continue to place keen emphasis on the importance of keeping personal data safe and secure and to respect the rights of data subjects around the world.?
Last Revised: May 14, 2018