General Data Protection Regulation
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..."
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.
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.
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