GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, it came to give the users control over the data they share with entities. Users now control what data is collected and why. They have the right to access, rectify, move the data or have that data deleted from those who collected it, either if the user requires for deletion or if the data is no longer necessary for any valid purpose.
What if I’m not compliant with GDPR?
For companies who don’t comply with the GDPR the fines can go up to 20 million (20.000.000) Euros or 4% of the annual revenue, whichever is higher, for less serious infringements it can be 10 million (10.000.000) or 2% of the annual revenue, whichever is higher like the previous one.
The responsible authorities are not playing around in this subject since there are already companies fined like the French Optical Center.
Article 83 details here.
You don’t have to be an expert in laws or decorate the entire GDPR law.
It’s preferable that you are familiar with the bigger changes, so you know what is needed to deal with. To help you, use a GDPR checklist which covers the most important points of what is needed to be GDPR compliant, usually, they are free and fast to get done with.
We give you some examples of GDPR checklists:
But after May 25th, what really changed?
After May 25th the European Parliament felt the need to make the users’ rights valid again. Some companies and entities were not taking the privacy serious and even some scandals happened.
Every company collecting personal data from EU citizens must comply with GDPR, by having explicit consent from users, if they are children they must be 16y.o. or have the consent of their legal tutor. These laws were designed for the user to feel safe and to trust in the companies he works with to keep the data safe and private.
Curiosity: Even video producers need consent from people who will appear on the screen and have a valid purpose to film the persons involved.
What types of private data do the GDPR protect?
- Basic identity information such as name, address and ID numbers
- Web data such as location, IP address, cookie data, and RFID tags
- Health and genetic data
- Biometric data
- Racial or ethnic data
- Political opinions
- Sexual orientation
GDPR came to stay, that’s a fact, but that doesn’t mean it has to be super hard.
There are some key rules your company really need to get done in order to achieve compliance but don’t worry, you can achieve them with a little effort and on budget.
We develop a platform which helps every company comply with the GDPR in a simplistic way. Edit your policies, cookies, user rights, for all your projects in one platform. Also compatible with the most know CMS (like WordPress) and CRM. Also works with Wix.
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