The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulatory framework for the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) related to the processing of personal data. The regulation (EU 2016/79) was implemented by the European Parliament and Council with effect from April 27, 2016. The primary purposes of the GDPR are to 1) give EU residents further control of data given to companies and 2) provide companies a framework to follow when processing data from EU residents.
Non-EU/EEA governments have different regulations related to the processing of personal data. Some regulatory frameworks are similar to the GDPR, while others are very limited. Global companies tend to follow the GDPR framework, as it is considered a leading standard for data processing.
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Traceable data is only provided by visitors who contact us. The choice is yours of what to write and include. If you choose to contact us, we will know the information you provide. Once we have responded to your email, it will be deleted permanently along with any attachments you may have included. We do not keep any identifiable data for any reason.
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FAQ on the GDPR Policy
Why is GDPR important?
The GDPR is significant because it enhances the protection of European data subject’s rights and clarifies what data processors must do to protect these rights.The GDPR must be adhered to by all companies and organizations that handle data related to EU citizens.Many companies process personal data on an ongoing basis.Non-compliance with the GDPR can lead to severe penalties and reputation damage.GDPR can lead to severe penalties up to EUR20m and, if necessary, up to four percent of global revenues.
Why should I trust a business to protect my data?
Data protection is more important than ever. Nearly all organizations today will have access to customer and employee data. The web era allows data to be used to market to us based on our searches, transactions, preferences, and interests. Data can also be used by organizations to detect criminal or fraudulent behavior. The irresponsible and reckless handling of personal data has been exposed, and the public is becoming more aware of data usage (and misuse) The GDPR can also be seen as a catalyst for organizational change since the act of setting up new data management structures and revising workflows results in efficiencies and provides a platform for data-driven insights. While GDPR may seem like a defensive measure, it could also be a stimulus for larger change and create business opportunities. Implementing GDPR best practices in businesses is more than a quick fix. With new processes and robust data platforms, organizations can better mine their data and gain decades of experience. Forward-looking companies will be working on GDPR alongside larger digital transformation projects that span websites and apps. These projects will reinvent the company’s brand, business methods, and transacting.
Is there a penalty for companies that don’t implement GDPR?
Yes, there are severe penalties for businesses that fail to adhere to the GDPR policy.
Companies that did not comply with GDPR regulations by May 25, 2018, were subject to heavy fines. Organizations that hold data on EU customers were subject to a maximum fine of EUR 20,000,000 or 4 percent of their global revenue, depending on which is higher.
In short, GDPR is not something to be taken lightly. All businesses, large and small, that process EU personal identifiable data should immediately implement the regulations to provide a secure environment for customers. A safe environment encourages sustainable business opportunities.