As you have probably guessed from the title of this evening’s blog, I am talking GDPR – or the General Data Protection Regulation to give it its full name.
Coming into force tomorrow, Friday 25 May 2018, the new legislation is designed to “harmonise” data privacy laws across Europe as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals. Within the GDPR there are large changes for the public, as well as for businesses and bodies that handle personal information.
Like most people, I am pretty unsure of how the new laws and guidelines affect me and, if I’m honest, as the ‘hobby’ writer of a blog with no advertising or affiliate sponsorship, whether or not I need to adhere to the new guidance is a bit of a murky area. However, I figure it’s better to adhere to the guidance unnecessarily than to fail to adhere and be caught out later.
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