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EU GDPR: What’s the story?

We’ve noticed more and more information springing up about the upcoming EU GDPR and after doing some research ourselves, would like to share with you what we found.

You can also hear from Gamma customer Thrifty, who has already asked the questions you’ll want to know the answers to in our Q&A session with compliance experts Semafone:

So, what is it?

The EU GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

What will it affect?

It will affect how an individual’s data can be stored, used and will have an impact on businesses who use such data to market and deliver their services. If you rely on consent, it must be line with the new legislation in order to continue to be used compliantly.

What’s it replacing?

In the UK we are currently subject to the Data Protection Act 1998, but this is due to be superseded by the new the legislation – GDPR. It will introduce significantly harsher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and is designed to give individuals more power over how their data is used.

Further information and updates can be accessed via the ICO’s website:

This new legislation will also affect the way you store and receive data. If you take payment card information over the phone and want to find out how we can help you remain compliant, please visit our website here.