General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018, superseding the 1995 Data Protection Directive. The information that we provide below will give you a very brief guide as to what the GDRP is and how you may be affected by it.
What is the General Data Protection Regulation?
The legislation was designed to "protect and empower" all EU citizens, giving them more control over their personal data and how it is used. It will transform the way organisations across the EU approach data privacy and the penalties they will be subjected to for misusing your data.
How is my personal data currently being collected?
When you buy goods and/or services online, or even when you just visit a website, the subject organisation may gather your data. This means that they may collect information such as your name, address, date of birth, viewing habits, etc.
Online Behaviour - EDAA for Internet Users: This link will take you to a guide to online behavioural advertising and online privacy. It gives information on how behavioural advertising works, additional information about cookies and the steps you can take to protect your privacy on the internet.