As technology advances in our digital world, so do its protective laws and regulations. One important advancement in this digital age is the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While this regulation is a core to European digital privacy, it also poses some effect on businesses in America as well.
What is GDPR?
GDPR is a set of reforms passed in May of 2018. These rules were designed to give EU citizens better control over their personal data, while also simplifying the regulatory environment to allow businesses to benefit from today’s digital economy.
A few of the most important privacy and data and protection requirements outlined in the GDPR include:
- Requiring data processing consent
- Anonymizing data collection for privacy protection
- Notifications on data breaches
- Requiring companies to appoint data protection officers.
Who does this affect?
These regulations were imposed on all EU members; however, it also affects any company that markets goods and services to EU residents. Because of the limitless boundaries of digital e-commerce, GDPR has had an impact on global data protection.
Websites that do not comply with GDPR will be inaccessible for European users. If your organization collects data from its viewers, and you expect access from users overseas, then you are liable to comply with these regulations.
How real is privacy concern?
The concern for privacy in this digital age is extremely real and grows with each technological advancement. Everyday users are growing more and more aware of security breaches, and expect an increased level of transparency from companies that require the use of their data.
How can I ensure my company is protected?
IND Corporation continuously works to ensure our clients’ networks are well secured. Through 24/7 monitoring and maintenance services, plus redundant hybrid back-ups, you can rest assured that your data is under intensive security watch. When it comes to security, you can never be too safe. IND prides ourselves in our ability to consistently deliver strategic cyber-security support.
If your business could benefit from an increased level of cyber-security, IND Corporation has just the services you are looking for. Whether you are concerned about your businesses’ cooperation with data security regulations, or you are concerned with your individual ability to remain security-aware, our team can help. Start a conversation with us today.