7 top-level changes under the GDPR that will affect how you handle data

With just 16 months left to become compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organisations should be in the full swing of making sure their systems and processes will comply by May next year.

Here are 7 top-level changes that will directly affect how you handle data:

  1. Even if your business is not in the EU, you will still have to comply with the Regulation if you handle personal data of EU residents.
  2. The definition of personal data is now broader, encompassing factors such as an individual’s mental, economic, cultural and social identity.
  3. You must provide clear and affirmative consent to the processing of personal data and consent will be necessary to process children’s data.
  4. A data protection officer (DPO) will be mandatory for certain companies.
  5. You must perform a data protection impact assessment before undertaking higher-risk data processing activities.
  6. You will have 72 hours to report a data breach.
  7. Data subjects have the ‘right to be forgotten’.

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  • understanding data subjects’ rights and consent;
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