With GDPR as of 25th May 2018, using the traditional visitor log book could put your business at risk

With the GDPR law being rolled out on 25th May 2018, now is right the time to prepare your business and practices to be in line with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws.

What is GDPR?

GDPR is there to protect EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world that is vastly different from the time in which the 1995 directive was established.

Penalties

Under GDPR, organizations in breach of the law can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 Million (whichever is greater). This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the most serious infringements e.g.not having sufficient customer consent to process data or violating the core of Privacy by Design concepts.

Consent

The conditions for consent have been strengthened, and companies will no longer be able to use long illegible terms and conditions full of legalese, as the request for consent must be given in an intelligible and easily accessible form, with the purpose for data processing attached to that consent. Consent must be clear and distinguishable from other matters and provided in an intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language. It must be as easy to withdraw consent as it is to give it.​

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Disclaimer: This is not an official EU Commission or Government resource. This GDPR information listed in this article is for educational purposes only and does in no way constitute legal advice. Any person who intends to rely upon or use the information contained herein in any way is solely responsible for independently verifying the information and obtaining independent expert advice if required.