The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to protect the data and personal information of users came into existence on 25th May, 2018. Since then, all the top organizations and technology firms across the world have been rushing to make sure their maneuvers do comply with the conditions associated with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Law. The motive of this law is to provide the proper safety and privacy to the internet users. GDPR law is the replacement of the Data protection Directive which was imposed in 1995 when the internet was new. Let us know what General Data Protection Regulation is and how it impacts on human’s life.
WHAT IS GDPR?
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a EU law to protect the data and privacy of the users within the European Union. This law provides extra control over how your personal data and information is collected and processed. GDPR law also motivates companies to verify everything that they do with the data of individuals. However General Data Protection Regulation is from the EU, it also has great importance to organizations outside the European Union. Including the US.
WHY DID GDPR COME INTO EXISTENCE?
The former regulations were written when smartphones did not come into existence. Application started collecting sensitive information and data for the world renowned companies like Google and Facebook. General Data Protection Regulation provides structural guidelines on what they can do and what they cannot with the personal information of individuals. This law also requires companies to give detailed explanations on how the personal data of users are stored and used.
WHAT DATA IS CONSIDERED PERSONAL DATA?
General Data Protection Regulation has an impact on every sector of industry. But it has a great impact on those organizations that hold and process tremendous amounts of customer data. Apart from these, the GDPR law also includes possessions like your name, contact number, email id and even your IP address, username, location data or browsing history. More tighter rules are applied for sensitive information such as health data, sex and political opinions.
How will it affect you?
With the existence of GDPR law, we have the right to choose what data can be accessed by the company. Individuals also have” right to be forgotten”. It means users can also request companies to delete their data. Companies and organizations that limit their operations in response to GDPR data protection. Users also have the right to object to using their personal data for certain marketing purposes.
GIS Consulting Team has a comprehensive framework, solutions and extensive experience to help the organizations build a plan and implement the processes, controls and implement the right solutions to demonstrate and manage ongoing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR ) compliance.