The GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).
GDPR was developed to safeguard the privacy of EU citizens by giving them greater rights around protecting their personal information. In the process, it’s thought this will increase trust in online services such as e-commerce.
The GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’. The definitions are broadly the same as under the DPA. If you are currently subject to the DPA, it is likely that you will also be subject to the GDPR.
The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.
Benefits of getting GDPR ready:
- Improved business reputation
- ‘Cyber Safe’ means greater customer loyalty
- More accurate data
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