Private Data and the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective 25th May 2018, and UK Regulations.

Private Data protection

Companies and individuals will already have seen major companies requesting their private data already held, may be continued to be held. Companies like Facebook and Twitter allow the individual to limit the amount of private data held. Now every business will have to provide the same opportunity.

Expect more requests to retain private data from just about every company that holds this data, but what is your business doing? Please see our guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Private Data

The European Commission has produced a very useful infographic on what steps all small businesses need to take. There is additional information for individuals.

This effects everybody that holds private data

individual private data

The fines could be business breaking, so it is important that action is taken now. Getting sued will be embarrassing, expensive and time consuming. To avoid this, there are important steps that must be taken before 25th May, that every individual or business must take. There have been many warnings about data protection, but now is the time to act before it is too late.

Every computer that hold customer data, every person that can access this data, every printed customer list, email addresses, normal addresses, office and buildings are all covered by this regulation.

From the website to the individual

If a business website does not have an SSL certificate which provides for the https:// before a web address, and the site collects any visitor or customer data, it will be breaking the law. Any business in the world that collects data from citizens of the European Union, must also comply with the GDPR Regulation.

Source: GDPR and private data here.