It seems as though GDPR is all the buzz lately, frustratingly so. It’s hard not to pay attention to it when your inbox is on fire every minute of the day. Like us, you may have recieved tens – if not hundreds of emails, from companies or services regarding their privacy policies, but this isn’t a new regulation, so why the fuss?
GDPR has been around for a while now. It replaces the Data protection regulations and was adopted by the UK in 2016, but it’s full force came in towards the end of May. As boring as it may seem, it’s highly worth paying attention to the General Data Protection Regulations and how they affect your business because they’re about to make things a little more difficult with how you use data. No longer may businesses hold information about you without your consent and no longer may they just contact you out of the blue. It’s a good thing you say, but for many businesses it means harder sales techniques, a lack of options when contacting users and for some, possibly having to stop many of their operations altogether.
The key elements you need to know are these four items:
- You must be transparent and fair with data
- You must safeguard user information at all times
- You must only keep what is necessary and it will need to be accurate and up to date
- You must limit what you use
For those who don’t abide, heavy fines and penalties can be applied. While these are just the basics, the headache of GDPR rules shouldn’t put you off. They essentially enforce better security, protection and rights for us all, both as individuals and companies. There is such an abundance of great advice and tips that will help your business implement GDPR properly and a host of new online services that can help with data privacy. At electrogroup, we are one of them. We offer hard drive, media storage and other data destruction services which provide your company with the full benefits of privacy protection. We also carry out IT WEEE removals and offer deployment services for projects. Contact us today on 0330 122 1569 if you would like some more information or likewise email us: Hello@electrogroup.co.uk.
We look forward to working with you.