You Must Have Heard About GDPR, but the Devil Is In the Details

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There’s been an interesting thread circling my corner of the internet for the last week or so. It started with a question: What if GDPR comes into effect? The forthcoming arrival of EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is something that’s keeping many business owners awake at night. Whereas, those who aren’t aware of it might find it a simple inbox-clogger that says “the privacy policy has changed”.

Well, GDPR is set to bring a massive overhaul in data protection laws for EU citizens with effect from May 25, 2018. The new regulation will override the existing Data Protection Act (DPA) of 1998. By employing similar concepts and underlying the foundation, the act seems to be more focused on strengthening data privacy. Under GDPR, organizations that are located in the EU or that process EU citizens will have to get specific consent from data subjects for data collection and will have to immediately inform them about breaches.

Well, let me put it in simple words. In today’s era, we send emails, share documents, pay bills, purchase goods by entering our personal details without a second thought. But have you ever wondered how much of your personal data is shared online or what …

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