What is GDPR?
What is GDPR?
The internet has dramatically changed the way we communicate and how we handle everyday tasks. We send emails, we share documents, we pay bills and we purchase goods by entering our personal details all online and without a second thought.
What is GDPR in the UK?
General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, was designed to “harmonise” data privacy laws across all of EU members countries as well as providing better protection and rights to individuals. GDPR was also created to change how businesses and other organisations can handle the information of those that interact with them.
If you break GDPR regulations, there is the potential for large fines and reputational damage for those found in breach of the rules!
From a business point of view, do you need to implement GDPR?
As most businesses hold some form of personal information about customers – from email and postal address through to health and financial details – it’s essential that your business is GDPR compliant, no matter your company size.
It’s easy for small companies with a stack of to-dos to see the GDPR as a burden. In reality, it’s something that can be used to your advantage, adding value to your business.
No one likes having their data lost, stolen, damaged, misused, or shared without proper consent, and doing everything you can to protect your customers and grow their trust could build great relationships.