Don’t worry, GDPR is really easy to get to grips with.
We’ll keep things simple and explain to you what you should know…
There are new changes in European privacy law, this means all businesses now have to take greater care of your personal information and this includes how they collect, use and protect it. There have always been laws around data and on the 25th May, the current regulations are being refreshed and replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short).
At its heart, GDPR wants to better reflect the modern world we live in and make sure our personal information is kept safe and secure by businesses that use it. It’s a good thing for all of us.
What is personal data?
From your name and address to unique account numbers, any information that can identify you can be classed as personal.
This information is used by a vast array of organisations from your employer storing your personal details at work, to how your favourite shop targets you with their promotional offers.
Under the new rules, businesses are now required to take greater care over your personal information and how it’s used.
What does the regulation say?
The new regulation aims to put you in further control of your information. You now have additional rights & this includes the right to access the information companies hold so you can understand what companies know about you.