The GDPR is the new sweeping European Union (EU) legislation that modernizes and reforms the laws that address the handling of personal data. It replaces the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) which was implemented inconsistently across Europe and did not have legislative authority.
The GDPR carries provisions that require businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of the citizens of the European Union (EU) for transactions that occur within EU member states, as well as provisions for regulating the export of personal data outside the EU.
The GDPR also introduces penalties for organizations that violate the rules as well as remedies for those that suffer data breaches.
The regulation applies to a broad array of personal data, including a person's name and government ID numbers. It also protects information that can show a person's activity both online and in the real world. That includes location information, as well as IP addresses, cookies and other data that lets companies track users as they browse the internet.
GDPR has specific instructions for what types of security action may be required:
The GDPR intends to protect the personal data of EU residents and the data which is deemed personal is:
Today, most businesses and their marketing teams follow the practice of data maximization, that is, collecting as much data about consumers as possible, sometimes before they know exactly what, how, or when that data will be used. In addition they will extract as much value out of this data as they can, including at times, reusing it for various purposes or even selling it to another party. One of the biggest tenets of the GDPR is the principle of data minimization, that is, that firms collect only the smallest amount of personal data for the shortest period of time possible, and delete it as quickly as possible after its specific purpose is completed.
Today, I’m very pleased to announce that our services comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that, in addition to benefiting from all of the measures that Prithost already takes to maintain services security, customers can deploy our services as a key part of their GDPR compliance plans.
This announcement confirms we have completed the entirety of our GDPR service readiness audit, validating that all generally available services and features adhere to the high privacy bar and data protection standards required of data processors by the GDPR.
Along with this announcement, I’d like to highlight the following examples of ways Prithost can help you accelerate your own GDPR compliance efforts.
Many requirements under the GDPR focus on ensuring effective control and protection of personal data. Our services give you the capability to implement your own security measures in the ways you need in order to enable your compliance with the GDPR, including specific measures such as:
During our GDPR service readiness audit, our security and compliance experts confirmed that Prithost has in place effective technical and organizational measures for data processors to secure personal data in accordance with the GDPR.
Security remains our highest priority, and we continue to innovate and invest in a high bar for security and compliance across all global operations.
The European Union has a new privacy law, the GDPR, which goes into effect in May 2018, and unlike previous laws, these are extra-territorial. That means the new privacy law applies to countries outside of the EU. We’ve put together a breakdown of what it means for you as a website owner.
GDPR is introduced to protect personal data of EU citizens. Update your data protection policy and become GDPR compliant.
To know briefly about GDPR : https://gdpr-info.eu/art-4-gdpr/