How to get your Website GDPR Compliant ready for the General Data Protection Regulations
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25th May 2018, it’s important you know how to make your website GDPR Compliant. This new law is designed to offer individuals greater protection in respect of their personal data whether as an employee, a customer, a supplier or a potential client.
The new law applies to businesses or organisations in the European Union. Those outside the EU who offer goods and services (whether paid or not) to people living within the EU, or monitor their behaviour, must also comply. GDPR becomes the global standard for data protection.
An individuals rights under GDPR?
A big part of GDPR is making the data collected by companies/organisations more accessible by the subjects it has been collected from. As explained by the ICO, data subjects will have the following rightsconcerning their personal data:
Restrictions on processing
Revision of automated decisions or profiling
Things you’ll need to consider:
What data do you hold?
What do you do with it?
Who has access to it?
How long do you keep it for?
Do you have consent to hold it?
Do you record the decisions you make in respect of it?
Do you have a clear process to remove and destroy unnecessary data?
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