GDPR – April 2018

As you may have already heard the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) will take effect from 25 May 2018. I a few words, the GDPR is the conclusion of four years of hard work to update data protection for the 21st century, in which people habitually grant permissions to use their personal data for a variety of reasons in exchange for 'free' services. Often these permissions are given without reading the Terms and Conditions of the services and when the users decide to stop using the service their data remain hostage of the company providing the service. This regulation aims to change all these, giving the power back to people. The user will have direct access to their data and at any point can request the deletion of their data form the providers servers / database.

All companies that handle data from EU members must take action to comply with the new regulation before the date it takes effect. 

Please consult your web solutions provider as to what you need to do be ready.