- Outsourcing News
- Outsourcing Press-Releases
- Outsourcing Events
- Outsourcing Analytics
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going into effect on May 25, 2018. A privacy law approved by the European Commission, it will affect not only those within the EU, but any company that deals with the data of EU citizens and residents.
With this new regulation, consumers are given more control over the ways that their data is used. This means many businesses will need to upgrade the ways they manage and obtain consent for utilizing data.
Obtaining Consumers’ Consent
The conditions for obtaining consent are stricter under the GDPR, as the individual must have the right to withdraw consent at any time. In addition, there is a presumption that consent will not be valid unless separate consents are obtained for different processing activities. This means you have provided proof that the consumer agreed to a certain action. Keep in mind that:
Providing Data Management Rights to Consumers
The GDPR provides your consumers with the right to manage their personal data in your system and delete it at any point of time. It is your obligation to ensure you provide these rights to consumers:
To learn more about the different processes and strategies to put into place, check out our guide, “Are You Ready for the GDPR?” to navigate the new requirements.