Privacy Compliance at RWS

RWS Privacy Information

RWS Holdings PLC and our RWS Group companies are committed to ensuring we correctly and securely process personal data. Information is available about the appropriate security

On this page you can find links to our Privacy Notices covering all our activities.

If you are a job applicant the relevant privacy information can be found in our Staff Fair Processing Notice

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We hope that you will find all the information you need here. If you need more or have any questions please email

RWS Life Sciences Inc. and SDL Inc. are certified under the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield and their Privacy Notices are available here

RWS is aware of the Court of Justice of the European Union decision known as “Schrems II”. Transfers of personal data from EEA, Switzerland and UK to RWS companies in the US continue to take place under the EU Standard Contractual Clause framework. RWS continues to monitor developments. Currently RWS Life Sciences Inc. and SDL Inc. maintains its Privacy Shield certifications.

RWS’s Privacy Regime

RWS Holdings PLC as an English Company, complies with the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation controlling processing of your personal data. 

RWS treats data which relates to an identified or identifiable natural person as personal data. RWS is closely monitoring the Brexit developments. We will continue to comply with the applicable laws to allow the transfer of personal data between the UK and EU. 

Privacy laws provide a set of rules on how organizations should use personal data, providing assurances that information is being securely protected, processed and stored. RWS is committed to complying with privacy rules.

SDL Privacy

As a Privacy compliant organization, RWS ensures we:

  • Treat your data fairly and lawfully 
  • Store you data securely 
  • Report any data breaches 
  • Keep your information for as long as it is needed 
  • Keep records of who accesses your data 
  • Give you your data when you ask for it 

The European and UK standards are seen as a benchmark for best practice. RWS has adopted these standards as our best practice but where required we adapt our practices for the laws of the different countries in which we operate.