GDPR Information Sheet
The GDPR and how it affects you
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law due to take effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. It contains new rules governing how companies collect, store, and use personal data pertaining to and/or originating from individuals in the European Union and other states within the European Economic Area. This means that it will apply to you if you do any business with individuals located in the European Union or European Economic Area, and you need to be sure your website and other services comply with the GDPR.
A full text of the GDPR can be found at this link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2016.119.01.0001.01.ENG&toc=OJ:L:2016:119:TOC
A Guide to the GDPR, including helpful explanations of the provisions of the GDPR, and how to ensure you comply, can also be found at these links: https://www.eugdpr.org/ https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/.
Some Key Provisions of the GDPR
Preparing yourself for GDPR Compliance The checklists and self-assessment tools provided through the UK Information Commissioner’s Office can be very helpful in understanding and assessing your GDPR compliance: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/resources-and-support/data-protection-self-assessment/. Additionally, the other links provided above offer lots of useful information.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for general information and discussion purposes only. We are trying to be helpful, but you should not rely upon this information as legal advice. You should obtain your own legal advice from qualified sources (i.e. a lawyer specializing in GDPR Compliance) before relying on this general information.