The new data protection lawThe EU’s new data protection regulation is complicated, but we have created a list of 10 things that businesses need to know.

The new GDPR regulations come into force in just over 6 months time, however it’s not too late for businesses to respond to these key facts and start taking action. For more about the GDPR, click here.

1.     This new legislation applies to all

The GDPR applies to companies worldwide that process personal data of EU citizens, which means that any company that has any information relating to EU residents will have to comply with the new rules.

This is the first global data protection law. Find out about legislation.

2.     A wider definition of personal data

The GDPR makes the definition of personal data ever more wide than before, which brings further personal data under the regulation.

This considers any data that may be used to identify an individual with personal data. This includes things such as genetic, mental, cultural and economic states.

3.     Tightens the rules for obtaining valid consent

The ability to provide valid consent for using personal information is the biggest challenge presented by the new legislation. Any organisation must use simple language when asking for consent to collect personal data. Read more here.

Any organisation that collects personal data must provide clear consent to further process that data. Please contact us for more information.