General Data Protection Regulation
Assess your data protection position against new EU legislation with Seer-i.
When GDPR comes into force on May 25th 2018 it will unify the approach to data protection across the EU and beyond, with new requirements for documenting IT procedures, performing risk assessments, rules on breach notifications, and tighter data minimisation – establishing a single law to enforce European data protection rules and regulation and the right to personal data protection.
GDPR legislates common sense data security ideas, especially from the Privacy by Design school of thought: minimise collection of personal data, delete personal data that’s no longer necessary, restrict access, and secure data through its entire lifecycle.
What type of data is protected?
Personal data – Think names, addresses, phone numbers, account numbers, and more recently email and IP addresses.
Who does it affect?
The GDPR applies to EU based companies and companies that collect data of EU citizens, regardless of their physical presence in the country.
How does it affect you?
It means there are new regulations and requirements for collecting, recording, and storing personal data and processing activities, new regulations on breach notifications, penalties on violations, and more.
Don’t be the next data disaster headline – avoid heavy fines
Your customer’s data will be much less vulnerable to attack, theft or loss, meaning fines and reputational damage from a data breach is much less likely. You can be sure that you have the correct marketing permissions and an audit trail for all forms of communications.