The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU-wide overhaul of data protection legislation which places more control and powers into the hands of citizens like you.
As citizens it is important to understand how this new legislation affects you and the powers at your behest regarding the processing of your personal data by companies across the UK and the EU.
It is now easier than ever before for citizens to withdraw consent they have already given for companies to process their personal data.
Individuals can ask for data that a company holds on them to be deleted. This can be personal data such as names and addresses to a person’s DNA or old and embarrassing social media posts.
Similarly, it is now easier than under the 1988 data protection regulations, it is easier for individuals to access the information that is held on them by organisations. From here, individuals can then ask for the data to be deleted or consent to be withdrawn.
Most importantly, more of your data is legally protected. The term ‘personal data’ now covers a far wider base than before and includes IP addresses, your DNA and ‘Cookies’.
To find out more about how reflexblue are taking steps to meet these requirements, look out for further posts on our website.