The excitement over the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation, which was implemented on 25 May 2018 by the European Law to protect citizens’ privacy and information, has not slowed down. Some may wonder why this new regulation was introduced when the UK already follows the Data Protection Act (DPA). Let’s take a look at the differences between DPA (GDPR) and DPA.
DPA is only applicable to organizations based in the UK, while GDPR is required for all businesses that deal with personal data of EU citizens, regardless of whether they are based in EU.
DPA is effective for negative opt, but GDPR allows organizations to send emails only to those who have consented to receive them.
DPA imposes a EUR500K fine for breaching the agreement, while GDPR imposes a massive amount of EUR20M. Many companies cannot afford this amount.
GDPR, unlike DPA, offers data requests free of charge and data subjects have the explicit rights to request data erasure.
We can see that GDPR is much more efficient. It has received an undivided focus on the international market over the past year, which has made me curious to learn more about it.
If you are an entrepreneur or part a business that is looking to expand internationally, it is essential that your website complies with GDPR. This blog will help to understand GDPR and make it clear how important it is for your business’ growth.
GDPR is the most recent legislation in the data protection law. It states that any website or company that holds any information of the European Union or UK citizens cannot use it to their advantage. Only the user’s consent is required for organizations to share data. This is not a requirement, but it is a recommendation. If you want to succeed in your business, don’t even consider exceeding this regulation. Or they could face a fine of up to 20 million euros or 4% of their global turnover, whichever is higher. Organizations must also keep records and inform EU users or residents of any data breaches. If they fail to do so, they could face a fine of 2% of their global revenue or 10,000,000 Euros. This is why it is so important to ensure your website GDPR compliant.
After reading all the details, the first question we have is “How do I make my organization GDPR-ready?”. To be honest, there is no quick way to enforce GDPR in an organization. To ensure compliance, you will need professionals who have completed GDPR Certification training. These are the steps you must follow in order to establish GDPR compliance within your organization
Decision makers and key personnel of the organization need to understand the impact of GDPR implementation. They should also identify the problem areas.
It is important to ensure that all individuals’ rights, including the methods used in the company to delete personal information or provide data electronically or in an acceptable format, are protected during the implementation process.
The updated procedure should be able handle requests within the new timelines and provide any additional information.
It is important to review the consent process, record it, and manage it. If necessary, make any changes.
All international organizations must define a data protection supervisory agency that is responsible for its regulation.
Remember that GDPR must be implemented in an organization according to the rules of “privacy and default by design” and “security and by design by default by design”.