This is your 1 day reminder – GDPR comes into force Friday 25th May

This is your 1 day reminder – GDPR comes into force Friday 25th May

05/21/2018

Friday 25th May sees the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into force. Developed to replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive – which allowed individual member countries to choose how it is enforced – it will standardise the level of expectation and enforcement around how customer data is stored and processed.

Consumers will be given more power over their data. They can request to see what information a company holds on them, what third parties it has been shared with, as well as asking for it to be corrected, amended or deleted. Therefore, businesses need to ensure that all data handling processes are compliant with the new requirements, and that they’re able to handle any requests from customers within 28 days.

While GDPR has been worded with an attempt to make it as jargon-free as possible, any passage of writing that tackles data and technology will inevitably contain words and phrases that aren’t particularly common (you can view the full wording here). Consequently, despite there now only being single digits left on the enforcement countdown timer, confusion still exists.

However, fear not, as over the past few weeks we’ve been exploring the regulation and translating its requirements into simple actionable advice. We’ve produced a blog series covering the following:

  1. Simplifying the complexities: how to manage data under GDPR, part one
  2. Simplifying the complexities: how to manage data under GDPR, part two
  3. Seven steps to GDPR-readiness

Furthermore, if you thought that GDPR means the end of physical mail – we’ve got a blog on that too:

The information in the above blogs should give you everything you need to get the ball rolling on ensuring compliance, but for more info see our free advice guide: https://www.neopost.co.uk/why-choose-neopost/gdpr

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