GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) you might not have heard about yet, but you will very soon. GDPR aims to protect data that might identify an individual, and also stop companies immorally collecting data about an individual.
So what is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. Personal data should be handled by the person, not organisations, and this new legislation is trying to address that.
How will the new GDPR legislation affect me?
You may have already received emails asking for your consent to join mailing lists you thought you were already a part of. This is because now, companies not only have to ask your permission to join their mailing lists, they also have to inform you exactly how they are using your data, what data they have got stored for you, and give you the option to easily delete this data when you see fit. It’s not restricted to mailing lists either, ANY data that can identify you as an individual saved on websites or held in files, will need PROVABLE consent, or that data needs to be deleted.
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