Having come into effect on May 25th 2018, GDPR is considered to be one of the world’s strongest set of data protection rules, which set out expectations on organisations about how they can handle data, while also enhancing the way in which people can access data about themselves, ensuring it is up to date, correct and only used for the purpose for which it was collected in the first place.
The original GDPR documentation is incredibly daunting for a lot of readers, with a full 99 chapters to attempt to get through, most business owners have opted for the simple translation approach provided by many organisations. But are they all the correct???
For the most part yes, while different GDPR consultants have different approaches to compliance, the most important factor is to get to compliance.
The regulations were originally created as a framework for laws across Europe and were approved by the European Parliament and European Council in April 2016, shortly after which the regulations were published.
Each member country was given the opportunity to make their own small changes to suit individual circumstances, Hence the release of The Data Protection Act 2018 which superseded the previous 1998 Data Protection Act.