Currently companies operating within Europe are all analysing the impact of the 2 new recent regulations issued by the European Union. Namely the infamous General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the lesser known ePrivacy directive. One can find numerous, blogs, posts on LinkedIn and articles on these matters, however I encountered a distinct lack of tangible information and changes required by software companies and online applications.
This blog post is the first in a series of many which I’m calling the GDPR & ePrivacy titbits detailing exactly what software companies and application providers need to consider and what to look when it comes to their software and their processes in order to be GDPR compliant.
For those of you unfamiliar with these regulations here is a brief summary of these regulations, whilst for those of you who are already familiar with the major changes and want to get into the nitty gritty here are some links to the actual documentation issued by the EU for both the GDPR and the ePrivacy.
GDPR & ePrivacy in a nutshell
Both the GDPR and the ePrivacy directive are about 2 things and 2 things only.
- Protection of the European citizen and his/her data
Both are based on existing directives and regulations and have been updated in 2016 with a 2 year grace period after consultation with the public.
Both will be enforced as of the 25th May 2018.
Both carry hefty fines ranging in the millions of Euros
For the usual summary of the different categories affected by the GDPR please navigate to any other website discussing the topic. For more detail and tangible action points –stay tuned for the next blog post – GDPR & ePrivacy titbits on Consent.
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