GDPR is the biggest change to privacy laws in the last 20 years and replaced the 1998 Data Protection Act. The digitalisation of our lives, since 1998, has brought about the requirement to update the 1998 Act.
So what does it all mean?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and came into force on 25th May 2018. Detailed information can be found on the EU GDPR website.
Let me start by saying this is a good thing!
Yes, it will require some time and effort to ensure you comply but as a citizen, business owner, manager or employee, this is being introduced to protect your personal data in the ever increasing digital world we live. The previous Data Protection Act was introduced in 1998 and a lot has changed in those 20 years! There was no such thing as an iPhone back in 1998, for example. Reviewing your data systems should be carried out on a regular basis anyway so GDPR gives you an opportunity to house keep your data collection and management methods.
We've put together an easy to read document that covers what GDPR is, 12 steps to GDPR compliance, GDPR FAQs and a glossary of GDPR terms.
If you need any advice on how to make your website or data compliant get in touch and we'll work through it all with you!