Guide 11 Things you need know about the GDPR

Discussion in 'Start-ups & Business Advice' started by Cody, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Cody


    Feb 17, 2016
    With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking affect 25th May 2018 there are various factors that we all need to take into account to protect our own businesses and the data we collect on on customers.

    Here is a list of what you need to know about the GDPR

    1) Freedom of information
    Just like the Freedom of Information Act 2000, under the GDPR, EU citizens will be given the right to ask for any information and personal data that is held on them, and how it is processed and used accordingly.

    2) Correct Data
    Under the GDPR any information that is not accurate about any individual must be. Those you hold information on can be requested for it to be made accurate.

    3) Data Deletion
    With the new GDPR coming into force, any information you hold on - and are processing - on individuals can be requested to be ceased and deleted.

    4) Web Data Protection
    Any web data that can identify the location and IP address and more about an individual is information that needs to be protected under the GDPR.

    5) Identification Protection
    Data that can also identify an individuals name, address, camera footage, car registration number, mobile phone number and even National Insurance number comes under the protection of the GDPR.

    6) Demographic Protection

    Information that can classify the gender, nationality, disability, sexual orientation and even religious beliefs all come under protection of the GDPR.

    7) Political Data
    if your organisation holds data regarding an individuals political stances and affiliations, this data will need to be protected under the GDPR as well.

    8) Data protection by design
    The entire process of gathering, ceasing, deletion and even moving of data needs to have a planned design put in place that ensures the protection and identifies any risks of the data.

    9) Data Protection Officer role
    If you process, store and monitor data on your users, especially significantly huge amounts, must create a Data Protection Officer role within their organisation.

    10) GDPR beyond the EU
    The GDPR extends beyond the EU, meaning even if your organisation is not based in the EU, but you hold information on EU citizens, you will need to comply with the GDPR regulations. This means the likes of Google, eBay and Amazon will need to comply.

    11) No compliance means fines
    From May, the maximum fine with be €20 million, or 4% of an organisation’s annual global turnover if your organisation does not comply with the GDPR.
  2. Import Expert

    Import Expert

    Oct 6, 2011
    This is really big news for businesses big or small & some still have not even looked at it. Could have a big impact on email marketing B2C also.
  3. Import Expert

    Import Expert

    Oct 6, 2011
    Any updates on how you folks are handling this? Fortunately most of our business is B2B so it is a little less complicated, but if you are predominantly B2C there could be a bit of work to do. You certainly do not want to risk getting a fine.
  4. BerberLeather


    Apr 3, 2018
    So far I've been working on an updated privacy policy, which is to go live hopefully next week although I think ours is pretty thorough anyway. Will also be sending out to our mailing list asking for everyone to opt in again, which will probably lose a lot of people from it.

    Still feeling somewhat confused about parts of it. We are a small business but do handle a lot of customer data in terms of of addresses and emails etc. Luckily we use a private server not a cloud based one so I do feel a lot of our data is secure.
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  5. annagreenang


    Jul 6, 2018
    Wow, great suggestion. I appreciate the tips you provide.
  6. Stylesupplier


    Mar 23, 2018
    very nice, thank you very much for your sharing.
  7. elaine_bennett


    Jul 17, 2018
    very useful, thanks
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