In the run up to the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force, a lot of time and resources were invested in securing opt-in consent from hundreds of thousands of individuals across Europe. Behind the scenes, these same businesses were strengthening defences to better protect the personal data they had been entrusted with.
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To ensure maximum protection for EU citizens, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines two roles into which every business handling personal data falls. Somewhat confusingly, these new functions have the same names as those originally implemented under the UK’s 1998 Data Protection Act.
It’s easy to see the EU’s new data protection rules as a box-ticking exercise. Yet going a step further and explaining how personal data is used and the benefits to data subjects can reward companies with stronger customer relationships, says Consentric’s Simon Crossley
Over the past few months, we have begun to see a real shift in the ways citizens are viewing their personal data. With increased awareness of GDPR legislation, people are waking up to the huge potential their personal data can offer them; informed insight into their personal lives opening up a huge array of services to enhance their lives and productivity.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest update to personal data rights ever. As well as, giving European citizens far greater control over the personal data held by organisations worldwide, the new regulation outlines some particularly stringent penalties for breaches.
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Forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation, hot on the heels of GDPR, means companies have even more to think about as they manage people’s digital information. The good news is that a flexible, systematic, and centralised platform for managing data allows companies to comply with both, says Consentric’s Karen Watson
Companies are at pains to retain the wealth of information they hold on their customers now that GDPR data regulations are in force. Yet customer relationship systems typically don’t provide for the personal data controls that are now needed. So what are companies to do? Consentric’s Andy Green weighs up the options