The GDPR Compliance Deadline is here!
Are you compliant?
Time is now up, as the clock has struck for GDPR compliance.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. The GDPR has replaced the 1995 Data Protection Directive.
It was adopted on 27 April 2016, and became enforceable on 25 May 2018, after a two-year transition period.
Ignoring GDPR is not an option, as any GDPR non-compliant body could face fines of up to 4% of their global turnover, or Euro 20m, whichever is the greatest.
And for those highly technical GDPR requirements, it’s essential to partner with a reputable hosting company with all the experience you need.
Remember, all data must be processed “in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures”.
And the users right to data portability means individuals have the right to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes – across different services, allowing them to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way, without any hindrance to usability.