General Data Protection Regulation

Last Update: April 20, 2018

Hi, Everyone.

Paul Mindra here from Ontario, Canada.

I trust that all are well.

There has been a bit of talk about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) here lately and to be honest with you, I have been a bit confused.

From my understanding, "...the GDPRis a European Union (EU) privacy law that will affect businesses around theworld and is enforceable after May 24, 2018. It regulates how any organizationthat is subject to the Regulation treats or uses the personal data of peoplelocated in the EU . Personal data is any piece of data that, used alone or withother data, could identify a person..."

Source: https://www.marketingdonut.co.uk/blog/17/10/gdpr-made-easy-f...

The GDPRwill replace an older directive on data privacy, Directive 95/46/EC.

Overall, I think that this is a good thing.

GDPR Breach Notifications

Under GDPR, companies will be held to stricter regulations on reporting major data breaches to the authorities and customers. A breach must be reported within three days if it’s likely to pose ‘a risk for the rights and freedoms of individuals’, and data processors will need to inform their clients immediately.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII data)

GDPR expands the definition of personally identifiable, or PII, data to include things like genetic information, photos, social media posts, and IP addresses.

Opt in, not out - explicit consent required

To gain data consent from customers, companies will have to use clear opt-in tick boxes, rather than a potentially misleading opt-out box that’s commonly used now.

I have read some very valuable information from fellow students here but a solution for us 'small fish' in a 'Shark Pond' was above my head.

I spent the last week researching this topic and I may have something that I would like some feedback on.

Will anyone reading this, please go to "get complied dot com" and have a look to offer some feedback regarding what they have to offer?

I think that most of us here can use the 'Free' service that they offer and be completely compliant and move ahead with our journey without fear.

I have not registered yet because I do not want to fall into a 'Trap' if there is one. I do not know enough about this stuff and I am hoping that we can come to some conclusion together.

Thanking everyone in advance.

The content of this post is forinformation only. Nothing in this post constitutes legal advice.

Kindest regards,

PaulM.






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verazhelvis Premium
I believe something big is being cooked, but the consequences are yet to be seen and felt by many.
Glad to read your blog, Paul.Hope things are all right there with you.. Canada seems to be less involved in all sorts of craziness...:)
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Vera.
Greetings. How nice of you to stop by.

Things are good. Canada is not exempt from the craziness.
Great place to live but things are getting really expensive.

The weather is unpredictable. We just came out from an Ice Storm Freeze that crippled the area in which I live.

It is what it is.

I trust that you are well and I wish you all the best.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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verazhelvis Premium
Yep, I am OK, thanks.The weather is beautiful now, with a lot of sun these last days and a bit of wind.
Stay well.:)
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PMindra Premium
Cheers.

Paul.
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verazhelvis Premium
:)
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DianneBee Premium
I have read quite a bit about this. I understand that if you are a business in Europe, all these rules apply. If you're not, then it doesn't affect you.
I'm pretty sure the double opt-in and Unsubscribe options we use covers us too.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Diane.
Call me 'a bit paranoid.'

I too, think that double-opt-in and unsubscribe should do the trick.

I look forward to a post from OnlineBxDog (TQ), see his response on this page.

Thank you for stopping by to share your thoughts.
They are highly valued.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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OnlineBzDog Premium
Dear Paul,

You are worrying too much. There are exceptions in the GDPR. One of those exceptions is companies with 200 employees or less. GDPR does not apply to these companies unless they are collecting sensitive information, such as credit card to process payments. Many people in WA fall under this exception. I will do a detailed post on this topic soon.

You ok.
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PMindra Premium
Hi, TQ.
Thank you for your response. Coming from an Internet Attorney it does lesson the worry.

I look forward to your detailed post on this. I think that we will benefit from your effort.

Again, thanking you in advance.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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MKearns Premium
Aren't you up there in Ontario Paul. Hope you're doing alright!
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PMindra Premium
Hi, Michael.
Thank you for your concern.

We got hit with the Ice Storm mid evening on Friday last (April 13).

By Sunday (April 15), 160,000 households were without Hydro and over 1400 traffic accidents had been reported.

It has been a rough go for many but we are now finally thawing out. In Downtown Toronto, many of the streets have been closed for the last three days due to falling ice from the CN TOWER.

It's really nice to hear from you, Michael and thank you for your concern. It means very much to me.

Kindest regards,

Paul.
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PMindra Premium
Thanks for the like, Mike.
Over and out.

Paul.
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