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What you need to know about GDPR

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Gartner predicts that by the end of 2018, over 50% of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements. Here we explain the impact of the GDPR regulation and how you can prepare…

What is the EU data protection regulation?

Issued by the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission, European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the current Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec in spring 2018. Its main purpose is to protect the data privacy of EU citizens and harmonise the current data protection laws across EU countries.

Some of the key privacy and data protection requirements of the GDPR that will impact your business include:

Proven Consent: You need to obtain valid consent to hold and use any personal data and be able to provide a proof of this consent at any time.

Right to Erasure: You cannot change the use of the data from the purpose for which it was originally collected. This means, if someone has agreed to receive your email newsletters, you need to get fresh consent before engaging in forms of communication, such as event notifications. Individuals will have the right to request the deletion of their details when this data is no longer used for its original purpose.

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