Data protection (GDPR)
In May 2018 Europe upgrades to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the biggest overhaul of data protection and privacy since 1995.
Why you need to know
If you do business in or with Europe, GDPR applies to you, even if you are not located within Europe. It will also apply to UK businesses trading within Europe regardless of Brexit. The rules apply to the data you collect and use within your business as well as the data you collect and use in your web sites and apps.
What will it mean for you
GDPR is a new regime with new rules and requirements for anyone collecting, processing, storing, and sharing personal data. Adapting to GDPR is a function of incorporating these requirements into your everyday business processes. A healthy approach to good data protection and privacy will protect your business as well as your users in these politically uncertain times.
- My guide to compliance for designers and developers
- EU GDPR resources
- ICO (UK) GDPR resources
- ICO data protection self-assessment
- ICO’s plain English GDPR briefing
- ROI Data Protection Commissioner
- FR: RGPD: le prochain grand défi de la protection des données
- Full EU legal text of the GDPR