You have most likely encountered reports and articles recently about the upcoming changes to the European GDPR law on 25th May 2018.
So, what is it, what is it all about and how will it affect you?
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, has been designed:
- to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe
- to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy
- to reshape the way organisation approach data privacy
After four years of preparation, the GDPR was approved by the EU Parliament in April 2016 and finally comes into enforcement in May 2018.
‘The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years – we’re here to make sure you’re prepared.’
Why is GDPR so important?
At the centre of GDPR is the protection of information that can be used stand-alone or in conjunction with other information to identify a specific person. This can include obvious data such as name, address, and phone number, or less obvious data such as email address and IP address.
How will it affect you as an individual?
If you are a citizen of the EU, GDPR is designed to protect your private information from being shared or used without your permission.
Even if you are not a citizen of the EU, GDPR will affect you too. Most organisations that you deal with, especially online, will have customers that live in the EU. It makes little sense to create a separate set of rules for just EU citizens and so in practice, protection of all private information should be accountable and transparent with GDPR.
How will GDPR affect you as a CASCAID customer?
At CASCAID, users are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to the privacy and security of your data and as always, actively work to ensure user information is safe and secure.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about GDPR, please get in touch.