GDPR – What & Why?

The GDPR is a European wide law that aims to prevent security breaches and protect the data of all subjects.

The GDPR come into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and has infact been in UK law since April 2016 allowing for a transitional period from the Current DPA which has been in place since 1996.

GDPR affects all organisation, regardless if the services or product being offered are free.

GDPR is actually criminal law, breaking GDPR rules is breaking criminal law. This new law has real teeth, fines as you will see later in the Sanctions section can ultimately put businesses out of business.

It is important to note that Brexit will not put a stop to GDPR, GDPR will be passed after Brexit.

GDPR is a European wide law and covers all 28 member states,.

GDPR is designed to prevent security breaches and losses of personal data recognising the lack of concern by organisation with recent high profile data breaches.

GDPR is designed from the Data Subjects principal i.e. You or me. GDPR is there to protect your rights.