GDPR: definition

Objectives of the GDPR:


The GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation

This is the latest European directive on personal data. It came into effect on May 25, 2018 and was published in 2016.

Objectives of the GDPR:

  1.     Standardize data protection regulations at European level.

  2.     Empowering businesses by developing self-control.

  3.     Strengthen the right of people (right to access, right to be forgotten, right to portability, etc.).

Some principles of RGPD

  • The principle of consent: companies must obtain it from the citizen / client. And that from the design of the data. And even before with the new rule of default security that requires companies to have a secure information system;

  • The right to be forgotten: the right to cancellation requires the company to erase personal data on several grounds, and this within the shortest time. European citizens can also oppose profiling via automated processing;

  • The right to the portability of personal data: individuals will be able to obtain communication, in a readable and structured format, of personal data concerning them. Beyond the communication of data, it authorizes their transfer to other actors, provided that this is technically possible;

The appointment of a DPO: the DPO (Data Protection Officer) is a person who is entrusted with the mission of being associated with the questions relating to the protection of personal data in private companies such as organizations public.

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