The European Union has enacted the General Data Protection Regulation. It’s goal is to streamline the different privacy laws throughout the individual EU States. The benefits for the in the individuals or “data subjects” control over their personal data.
“Personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional, or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address.”
the European Commission
This will allow individuals the right to access their data that any company has and give them the right to have this information erased. Companies also must make the consent process clear for the individual.
Here is a nice article from ConnectWise on how GDPR.
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