May 30, 2018 2:26 PM
Friday the 25th of May 2018 will probably go over in digital history as a day to remember, as it marks the day the General Data Protection (GDPR) kicked in, unlocking a whole new standard for what to do—and more importantly not to do—with the personal data of European Union citizens. The GDPR is predicted to be the spark that lights a new data protection mindset with both consumers and businesses—and not just in the EU, but globally.
Up until this date, a lot of the information about the GDPR has been aimed at enterprises, guiding them to compliance. But really, the regulation is largely created with the aim of serving individuals. So, in this blog post we’ll fill you in on what the regulation means for you as a European Union consumer (we’ll cover what it means for non-EU citizens further down the text). What exactly can you expect of companies and organisations in a post-GDPR world? Read on, and find out. Perhaps organisations can even learn a thing or two from this post.