The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective 25th May 2018.
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)
Information Update June 2018
This effects everybody that holds 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.
https://www.eugdpr.org/ GDPR and private data here.
New Legal Requirements 2018
Just when you thought there was enough problems with Brexit, now comes GDPR. What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation from the European Union which all 28 countries have agreed, will tighten up on customer information. Which all businesses large and small will have to follow.
Not something you want to forget as it becomes law in May 2018, across the EU, and there are very heavy penalties for non-compliance. UK companies will still have to comply after Brexit. GDPR compliance is compulsory for all business owners.