You may have seen GDPR hitting the headlines, or perhaps organisations have already contacted you about it? We take a closer look at what GDPR is and what it means for you…
1. It is the biggest change to UK data privacy law in the past 20 years
Thanks to technological advances the amount of personal data being generated is rapidly increasing. As part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) all companies have to review how they manage all personal data – from customer email addresses to employee bank details – and ensure they are GDPR-ready by 25th May 2018.
2. It will give you more control over your personal data
GDPR is all about giving you more control on how your personal data is used. You’ll have greater visibility and control over the personal data organisations hold about you. This means you can have greater confidence that information about you is accurate, up-to-date and properly managed.
3. You can choose who contacts you, and how
Over the coming months you’ll probably notice a lot of organisations asking for your consent so they can contact you about offers, products or services they think you’ll find useful or interesting. To comply with GDPR, these requests need to be really clear and straightforward.
4. You can also change your mind at any time
If you give an organisation permission to contact you, it doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind in the future. Under the new rules, it should be easier to update your preferences on what you want to receive and how.
5. Your data will be better protected
GDPR also aims to make sure that all organisations holding personal data have the right processes in place to protect it. Organisations who put customer data at risk will face hefty penalties.
Your personal data is in safe hands with Azule
- We do: use your personal data to help us provide a great customer service, which includes tailoring the information we share with you to help ensure that it’s relevant, useful and timely.
- We do: respect your privacy and work hard to ensure we meet strict regulatory requirements.
- We don’t: sell your personal data to third parties.