The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will come into effect on May 25th, 2018. It is a new European privacy regulation which will replace the current EU Data Protection Directive. The aim of the GDPR is to strengthen the privacy rights of EU individuals, place higher demands on how companies manage and protect personal information used in their businesses.
The basic idea behind the regulation is to adapt to the changes of the internet and other aspects that are different in our society compared to when previous rules were established back in 1995. You know, long before we were glued to our
The GDPR regulates the “processing” of data for EU individuals. This means collection, storage, transfer or use of information that can be directly or indirectly attributed to an individual. What’s considered “personal data” is very broad and covers any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual such as:
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It's a lot to take in. We know. The oversimplified explanation is:
Preparations are well underway to ensure that our products and services comply with the requirements of GDPR. Membrain is committed to
Our team is hard at work reviewing, updating and expanding our tools to help you manage your
Below are some specific examples of the changes made to the software itself:
Great question! For more information, the following pages have a lot of helpful resources to learn more:
GDPR website - The official GDPR website doesn't offer a ton of content, but what is there is incredibly helpful.
The official regulation PDF - Why not go directly to the source? The regulation itself is surprisingly easy to read and digest.Wikipedia - Of