In the UK, many of us have heard of the Data Protection Act 1998, but have you heard of GDRP? Nope?… Neither had I until 2 weeks ago!!
So What Is GDPR?
Well I’m no expert but, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important piece of EU legislation which comes into force on the 25th May2018 and will effect us a consumers and business owners. It will override the current UK Data Protection Act 1998 and will still apply regardless of Brexit, as it regards the data of Eurporean Union individuals regardless of where they live in the world.
A UK Data Protection bill has also been put forward which going forward will become the new Data Protection Act. This will in theory fill in any blanks or clarify anything which has been left open by the GDPR.
How will this Effect Creative Businesses?
As long as you hold data personal data on clients, this will effect your business, So it’s important that you prepare for this change to avoid any on the heavy penalties which you may incur if you fail to look after the data, and ultimately comply with the regulations.
This is essentially a heads up for those of us who are just hearing about this.
Do you feel you are prepared or were you even aware of this change? Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments.
For More Information:
- Read Digital Marketing Magazine – How the Creative Industry can Prepare for GDPR
- Watch Youtube: What is GDPR