The Ultimate Beginners Guide to GDPR Compliance in 2019
By now you’ve probably all heard the term GDPR; up until 25th May 2018 the guidelines surrounding personal information, in relation to privacy, were a bit wishy-washy.
The Data Protection Directive (1995) did provide some basic guidelines but it simply wasn’t good enough.
The monitoring and sharing of information is now covered under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This aims to ensure that information is handled responsibly, by any company that deals with personal information and privacy.
According to ICO, there are 7 key principles that GDPR sets out. These are:
- Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
- Purpose limitation
- Data minimisation
- Storage limitation
- Integrity and confidentiality (security)
The principles outlined aren’t rules as such, but more so an outline of fundamentals that should be followed when creating good data protection practice. If individuals or companies fail to comply with the principles, they could be fined up to €20 million, or 4% of your total worldwide annual turnover (whichever is higher).
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