GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

 

GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. And non-compliance could cost companies dearly. Here's what every company that does business in Europe needs to know about GDPR.

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What types of privacy data does the GDPR protect ?

  • Basic identity information such as name, address and ID numbers
  • Web data such as location, IP address, cookie data and RFID tags
  • Health and genetic data
  • Biometric data
  • Racial or ethnic data
  • Political opinions
  • Sexual orientation

 

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7 Principles of GDPR:

 

      The GDPR sets out seven key                principles:

    • Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
    • Purpose limitation
    • Data minimisation
    • Accuracy
    • Storage limitation
    • Integrity and confidentiality (security)
    • Accountability
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GDPR Fines

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  • The less severe infringements could result in a fine of up to €10 million, or 2% of the firm’s worldwide annual revenue from the preceding financial year, whichever amount is higher.

  • The more serious infringements go against the very principles of the right to privacy and the right to be forgotten that are at the heart of the GDPR. These types of infringements could result in a fine of up to €20 million, or 4% of the firm’s worldwide annual revenue from the preceding financial year, whichever amount is higher

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Over the last year, the risk landscape for US companies has evolved surrounding GDPR compalince centred on penalties, the greater risk for US companies lies in legal and commercial consequences of non- compliance.
John Hall, CEO Mylife Digital