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The Complete Guide to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is General Data Protection Regulation ?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation that will come into force from May 25, 2018. It covers data processing, storage and transfer of personal data in the EU. It also covers security of personal data and the rules for protection of privacy. This regulation aims to bring clarity to the way companies are handling personal data, especially when it comes to processing it on behalf of third parties without consent.

Data localization is a very important part of GDPR. The new regulation requires that companies must ensure that they have taken all possible steps to ensure that their customers can access their personal data in any country where they may be located and where they may have business operations or activities. In order to make sure this happens, companies must be able to prove that they have taken all necessary steps with a customer, including communication and training.

History of the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR)

The right to privacy is part of the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights, which states, “Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.” From this basis, the European Union has sought to ensure the protection of this right through legislation.

As technology progressed and the Internet was invented, the EU recognized the need for modern protections. So in 1995 it passed the European Data Protection Directive, establishing minimum data privacy and security standards, upon which each member state based its own implementing law. But already the Internet was morphing into the data Hoover it is today.

In 1994, the first banner ad appeared online. In 2000, a majority of financial institutions offered online banking. In 2006, Facebook opened to the public. In 2011, a Google user sued the company for scanning her emails. Two months after that, Europe’s data protection authority declared the EU needed “a comprehensive approach on personal data protection” and work began to update the 1995 directive.

In May 2018, the European Union will be requiring all organizations to be compliant with the GDPR. This will start on May 25, 2019.

How does General Data Protection Regulation GDPR affect your business?

Under GDPR, all organizations have to comply with strict regulations. They are required to protect the privacy of their clients and employees. With the new GDPR, there is a lot of concern about the protection of personal data, especially when it comes to customer data. The use of customer data is not subject to any legal regulation in the EU anymore.

This was recently confirmed by European regulators. The new GDPR law makes this very clear, stating that a business must provide the personal data of its clients to the third party in a secure way and keep them under strict control. The Customer Data Protection Directive is an EU-wide regulation that addresses certain aspects of how companies can process personal data. It can be used to establish a set of rules that apply to companies that process or receive personal data on behalf of another company.

The Eight Principles of Data Protection:

Data protection is an important issue for companies, organizations and individuals. The data protection has become a hot topic these days and it’s not going to go away anytime soon.

The eight principles of data protection are:

  1. Fair and lawful : Your organization must have legitimate grounds for collecting the data and it must not have a negative effect on the person or be used in a way they wouldn’t expect.
  2. Not kept longer than needed : Data that is out of date or no longer necessary must be properly destroyed or deleted.
  3. Integrity and confidentiality : Processing must be done in such a way as to ensure appropriate security, integrity, and confidentiality
  4. Data minimization : You should collect and process only as much data as absolutely necessary for the purposes specified.
  5. Specific for its purpose : Organizations must be open about their reasons for obtaining personal data and what they plan to use it for. They should only use the personal data for the purpose they originally said it would be used for
  6. Be adequate and only for what is needed: The data you hold on your customers should be adequate for the purpose you are holding the information. You should avoid holding more information than necessary for your customers.
  7. Purpose limitation : You must process data for the legitimate purposes specified explicitly to the data subject when you collected it.
  8. Kept safe and secure : A proper physical and technical security system must be used to keep personal information safe and secure, and not be exposed to undue security risks

Rama Manohar Gudiwada

I have extensive experience in a variety of IT roles, including development, implementation, and system administration. I am an expert in Linux systems administration. My expertise spans the areas of cloud and DevOps.
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