General Data Protection Regulations

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What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) takes effect on the 25th of May 2018.
The GDPR’s focus is on the protection, collection and storage of personal data. It applies to all businesses who hold or process personal data (including sole traders) of people.

What are my rights?

  • You have the right to: – Information about the processing of your personal data
  • You have the right to: – Obtain access to the personal data held about you
  • You have the right to: – Ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected
  • You have the right to: – Request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful
  • You have the right to: – Object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes
  • To exercise your rights you should contact the company processing your personal data. The company must respond to your requests without undue delay and at the latest within 1 month. If the company doesn’t intend to comply with your request they must state the reason why. You may be asked to confirm your identity in order to exercise your rights.

    These are just a few extracts from the new regulations.

    For a more comprehensive guide to the GDPR please click HERE