You may have heard, but not been informed on the details of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), an EU Regulation protecting the individual from companies who may be storing one’s personal data. In May 2015, the EU outlined a strategy to create a digital single market, and GDPR has been a core element of the development, which will take effect May 25, 2018.
GDPR will replace the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD), a former data protection act for an individual’s stored data. Here are four most important changes you should know about:.
Your data is protected more now than ever. You can also ensure that within the EU your data is in safe hands. If you ever feel that you would not like to give your data, simply don’t. If you ever authorise the collection of your data, and then decide to revoke a company’s access to that data at any time, you can as well. You remain in control, and that’s the best part.
The Big Issue Group is committed to ensuring the security and protection of personal information and the data that we process. While we have always had a robust data protection policy in place, which complies with existing data protection legislation, we recognise your need to know that your personal information is secure.
As of 25 May, 2018 we are fully compliant with GDPR. If you would like to exercise your right to access any personal information we hold about you, including the source of this data, what it includes and how we use it please get in touch, and we will be sure to assist.