GDPR = General Data Protection Regulation (EU)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation enacted by the European Union intended to better protect the privacy and security of individuals located in the EU. It is the most comprehensive privacy initiative since the 1995 European Union Data Protection Directive. The GDPR completely replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR gives users more control over personal data collected and how it is used. The regulation is broad, far-reaching and affects anyone who handles personal data for individuals located in the EU. Enforcement begins May 25, 2018, and covers both new personal data, as well as legacy personal data collected prior to that date.
What are Some of the Key Changes to Data Privacy Under GDPR?
Data Collection Audit
Companies can prepare for GDPR by first reviewing existing data collection, storage and usage practices. Remember, old and new personal data is affected. To start, try answering the following questions to better understand how data flows through your organization:
Consider third-party solutions (such as website analytics, email marketing and customer contact tools) while reviewing your existing data collection methods. Many major solution providers have already transitioned to GDPR compliant practices. Check the provider's website for compliance details or contact them to request more information.
Develop policies and procedures that allow you to comply with data requests. Documentation is an important aspect of GDPR compliance. Create and maintain internal documentation of official policies and procedures for each of the data request use cases. Every business is different. Consult with a licensed attorney regarding your company's data practices.
Will Killian Consulting and it's Clients be GDPR compliant by May 25, 2018?
Yes. We will be ready to process GDPR requests for our clients (including third-party data that vendors and third-party apps are processors for). We will not deploy any cookies until users have chosen to opt-in on the cookie banner that will be presented to visitors. We are currently working on additional solutions to ensure personal data from persons located in the EU is kept private and secure on our platform.
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