Published Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 12:41 pm
This Friday, 25th May, a new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the existing 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (European Directive 95/46/EC).
GDPR was designed for the purpose of harmonising data privacy laws across Europe by changing the way organisations approach data privacy in order to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches.
This new law gives individuals complete authority over their personal data. Some of these rights include:
- Explicit Consent: Individuals must be informed about how their personal data will be processed
- Right to Access: At any point in time an individual can ask an organisation what personal data is being stored about him/her
- Right to be forgotten: An individual can request an organisation to remove their personal information from the organisation’s systems although this is not an absolute right
- Data Portability: An organisation must be able to provide individuals with a copy of their personal data in a machine readable format where that data is held in electronic format
- Data Corrections: An individual will have the right to have inaccuracies corrected
If you have any further questions about GDPR and what it means for you, you can contact our Data Protection Officer, Dermot Nutley on 01 885 8888 or email email@example.com