Sharing Data for any purpose is much secured than ever before due to the new changes to data privacy laws: GDPR. GDPR abbreviates “General Data Protection Regulations” which will come under effect from 25th May 2018 to comply with European Union (EU) data privacy law. As the GDPR covers a large number and wide scope it’ll surely affect businesses globally including Europe. Regardless of criteria of any business, all the businesses will now have to meet noticeable fine if they don’t comply with GDRP.
So, we find ourselves responsible to inform our honorable clients around the world about the new GDRP system. So they can save themselves from the consequences by consulting their lawyer to keep uninterrupted flaw of business.
Definition of GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations
GDRP is forcing companies to use plain language (standard code to follow up & recognized globally) during they collect data from users. As a result, the companies that come under the EU laws need to upgrade their privacy policies according to the GDRP. So now, the people of European Union have more control over their personal information previously used by many companies as a property of businesses.
A deep dive into the GDPR system – Benefits
Following are the benefits people will now get by the implementation of the new GDPR rule:
- GDPR ensures the right of asking question meaning the companies using personal information are very liable about the data being used in future. Also, an individual can ask for a copy of collected data.
- Individuals can resubmit, edit and even delete their personal information that has been fetched earlier from them.
- Anyone can ask for permanent deletion of their personal data which being used or stored for any purpose earlier.
- Now an individual has more legal rights, such as to limit the processing of any personal information by showing lawful reasons for example that the data has been forcefully collected.
- Individuals have every right to ask for a copy of personal data in a standard machine-readable format.
- Finally, no more unwanted marketing emails!! If someone wants to discontinue any service at any time, the company is liable not to use any of that information further. Even though services like analytics cannot use any personal information for targeting an individual without their consent.
In a word, GDPR ensures Access, Consent, Correction, Deletion, Objection, Processing & Probability rights.
How Cirrus Hosting comes under GDPR?
For connectivity, mobility and faster loading experience, we’re using the cloud-based technology for a long time. To use these services we are directly involved with the EU customers or companies due to our criteria of business.
There is not a must for business to be a resident EU for coming under the GDPR laws. Also, businesses like ours whom fetch data from EU clients and saving them in their server are included under the GDPR laws.
How much is your penalty if you don’t comply?
Besides the point that it is not a good reputation for a company to be non-compliance and no company wants to be known as the company that doesn’t care or respect the privacy of its users, depending on different factors and circumstance, the fine can be up to 4% on annual turnover and which can maximize up to 20 million Euro.
7 easy steps to avoid the GDPR consequences:
- A quick audit before the due date over the database about clients and their personal pieces of information can be handy to avoid the consequences.
- Hiring some Data compliance officers is must for those companies who collect personal information of an individual from EU countries. So, the officers can make sure that policy of local company complies with EU GDPR laws.
- Also, make sure that people can easily change their consent or either remove permanently.
- Most importantly, it is a must to update software and processes that are used for storing personal information of clients regarding the GDPR new regulations.
- Arrange a quick seminar to train your employees about GDPR regulations.
- Finally, it is your company which is liable for any dispute occurs while collecting data for business purposes. So, keep on a close eye into GDPR updates.
In conclusion, we can say that if you’re collecting data from personals from the residents of EU nations, it’s time to call for professional advice before things get messy. For further information feel free to contact us.