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GDPR : You and your data are protected

Jun 3, 2018 | News

You can tell we are approaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as each day my laptop’s inbox is full of emails from businesses asking me if I still want to keep in touch. Does this mean that the endless publicity emails ranging from office stationery to Viagra will stop? Let’s hope so, or I might have to send a stiff letter!

Joking aside, the GDPR is very important and at the core of these changes is privacy and how personal data is used, stored and who should have it. The kind of data that we are talking about is basic identity information, such as name, address and ID numbers, web data such as location, IP address, cookie data and RFID tags, health and genetic data, biometric data, racial or
ethnic data, political opinions and sexual orientation.

What does the law say?

As a firm that takes data management very carefully, I don’t believe that on 25 May 2018 all firms will suddenly become compliant. This is primarily because the GDPR is quite vague and legally leaves a great deal to interpretation. It states that businesses must provide a “reasonable” level of protection regarding personal data, but does not define “reasonable.” This gives the GDPR governing body with a lot of movement when it comes to looking at fines for data breaches and non-compliance.
At Direct Mediation Services, our head of technology, ensures that your data is always safe and we only store information that is necessary and in line with the GDPR. We understand that your data is yours and it remains that way, so if you ever have concerns or questions regarding your data and how we manage it, please contact us directly and we will be happy to talk with you.

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