Voice is a personal data, strictly protected by the GDPR and most worldwide data protection legislations. This means that voice samples used during the casting phase of all dubbing & voiceover production are subject to strict processing obligations.
If your vendors use non-compliant assets to cast your projects, they are putting your organisation at risk.
If you ask vendors to upload their assets to your database for use in future projects and you don’t manage the compliance of these assets, your organisation is not operating in compliance with the EU GDPR regulations and is at risk. A few asset compliance obligations include soliciting actor consent of processing – 100% independent of work contracts, consent renewal and recording, actor access and portability, treatment of modification and delete requests, securing personal data, etcc.
All projects created in Europe, transiting through Europe, or that contain personal data of European actors are subject to the GDPR.
Compliance policies tend to focus on marketing, sales, HR, IT and data security issues. Audio data flows are often overlooked and unmonitored – a risky practice – especially for final clients who have the greatest risk of getting audited.