The Team of lawyer-monthly.com got in touch with our Partner Christiana Kouppi and talked about the much discussed topic: GDPR. With it being over a year since the regulation came into effect, Christiana answers the 10 most FAQ questions on GDPR.
Here, we talk about the much discussed topic: GDPR. With it being over a year since the regulation came into effect, we answer the 10 most FAQ questions on GDPR.
"People's personal data is just that - personal. When an organisation fails to protect it from loss, damage or theft it is more than an inconvenience. That's why the law is clear - when you are entrusted with personal data you must look after it. Those that don't will face scrutiny from my office to check they have taken appropriate steps to protect fundamental privacy rights." - Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham
So what is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it is Europe's framework for data protection laws, replacing the previous 1995 data protection directive.
The aim of the Regulation is to ease and safeguard the flow of personal data across the EU Member States. Being an EU Regulation, it is directly applicable to each Member State's national law.
Almost every aspect of our lives revolves around data and almost every service we use involves the collection and analysis of our personal data.
GDPR legislation came into force across the European Union on 25 May 2018 and one of the main benefits of the GDPR is that companies are now required to demonstrate that they are actively working to protect their customer's personal data, and can be fined heavily if they become complacent about data security.
The GDPR outlines a range of rights that each individual in the EU has when it comes to their personal data:
The right to be informed The right of access The right to rectification The right to erasure The right to restrict processing The right to data portability The right to object Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling. 2. Who does the GDPR affect?
Essentially everyone. Almost every aspect of our lives revolves around data and almost every service we use involves the collection and analysis of our personal data. GDPR applies to any company or organisation operating within the EU, as well as any company or organisations outside of the EU offering goods or services to customers or businesses in the EU.
An example given is if you provide free WIFI in your building and collect...