The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the core of Europe's digital privacy legislation. GDPR is designed to give EU citizens more control
over their personal information. It basically aims to simplify the regulatory environment for organizations so that both citizens as well as businesses
in the European Union can fully benefit from the digital economy.
In January 2012, the European Commission embarks plans for data protection reform in order to make Europe fit for all the digital age. However, the regulation was put into effect in May 2018. This EU framework applies to businesses in all member-states as well as has propositions for businesses and individuals across Europe and beyond. It is known as the toughest privacy and security law in the world.
Fundamentally, almost every aspect of our life revolves around data, therefore, this reforms are designed to reflect the world we are living in now, and brings obligations and laws- including those around personal data, consent and privacy. Although, it imposes obligations onto organizations anywhere, so long as they collect or target data related to people in the EU.
Compliance causes some concerns as well as new expectations of security teams. The GDPR takes quite a wide view of what constitutes personal identification
data. Organizations will need the same level of protection for things like an individual's cookie data, IP address and social security number.
Data breaches inevitably happen. Data get stolen, lost or otherwise released into the hands of people who often have malicious intent. Under the terms of GDPR, not only do enterprises have to make sure that the personal data is gathered legally and that too under strict conditions but also those who collect and manage it are obliged to protect it from exploitation and misuse. In fact, they have to respect the rights of the data owners- or face penalties for not doing so. Hence, at TrustAllys we provide GDPR consulting service in UK to help organizations become GDPR compliant.
GDPR is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the European Union.