Only a few days and then the transitional period ends: the new EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR) sets new standards. We are well prepared and fully support the changes. For a better understanding, we have summarized the need-to-knows in a GDPR infographic.
We want to answer many questions that are asked again and again. Important above all: the validity of opt-ins remains. Another point: transparency is even more important.
GDPR Infographic: background information
Data protection is already an important topic for all entrepreneurs, such as shop operators and service providers. Customer orders, email campaigns or user tracking: data protection plays a role everywhere.
In 2018, far-reaching changes will be made to all companies. From 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) will also apply in Germany. This turns many principles of data protection law under the old BDSG on its head.
Above all, the high fines of up to 20 million euros and many open questions cause many companies headaches. We explain what you need to consider so that you can start implementing soon.
The EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation – a regulation that applies throughout the EU. The provision regulates data protection law – ie the way companies deal with personal data – throughout Europe. Many of the current regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) no longer apply or the BDSG is revised at the same time.
What is the goal of the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation standardises data protection law within the EU, since data protection laws and thus different standards have so far applied everywhere. In the future, entrepreneurs can therefore rely on the (predominantly) uniform data protection law within the EU. The Regulation also applies to companies based outside the EU when processing data from EU citizens.
Second objective of the regulation: Data protection law should be more privacy-friendly for the users concerned. The citizen should get the sovereignty over his data as far as possible back. Together with significantly higher fines, it should be ensured that cloud services or social networks, for example from the USA, must abide by the rules.
What does this have to do with me as an entrepreneur?
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