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GDPR is coming...

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

GDPR is coming...

GDPR is coming, and here at Jonas Event Technology we’ve got it under control! We are making a commitment to our customers that our products and services will meet the requirements of this legislation ahead of May 2018.

So, what is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force 25th May, 2018, overhauling the data protection regulations to meet the needs of the digital world. 
GDPR maintains the same data protection principles as the Data Protection Act, but brings in higher standards for fairness, lawfulness and transparency, purpose limitation, data minimisation, data quality, security and integrity. Accountability is key; requiring companies to demonstrate that they comply with the principles across their business. 

Why do we need these revised regulations?

Due to the growth of the internet and changes in behavioural advertising and social media, personal data is now being used in ways that were not envisaged at the time the current EU Directive was drafted making it not fit for purpose. There is a public led, political impetus for stronger data protection resulting in the need for GDPR.

What are we doing at Jonas Event Technology?

As part of this work, we are building and releasing new versions of our products that are being built according to the ‘Privacy by Design’ principle enabling our customers to fulfil their duties in adhering to GDPR. These proposed changes will be reviewed with a specialist GDPR lawyer, to ensure correct and complete interpretation of the law.

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Written by:

Matthew Rogers