What is the GDPR and Why is it Important?

//What is the GDPR and Why is it Important?

What is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is a new data protection law Europe has enacted that will apply to the whole of the EU and many organisations in other parts of the world. The GDPR is a new general data protection law that is going to make a big splash. It will repeal the data protection laws of all European member states. For example, the UK Data Protection Act will be a thing of the past!

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR sets out a number of requirements for anyone who controls personal data (aka the data controller) to lawfully process personal data. If you do business in Europe or target EU citizens, you will have to comply with these requirements. So, when Europe (the mother of data protection law) makes the biggest change in over 30 years, you have to take note.

Why is the GDPR important?

The GDPR raises some critical questions about who has to comply? When will it come into force? What steps will you have to take to comply? What are the penalties for non-compliance? These are all important questions that we answer in our plain language heads up. You can also read the actual GDPR at the European Commission’s website, but our heads up is much easier to read.

By | 2017-11-17T07:31:53+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: POPI and Data Protection|Tags: , |