What is GDPR?

In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive and will provide a completely new framework to the way we collect, process, and protect the personal data of people in the European Union (EU).

The Data Protection Act (DPA) is the UK implementation of the EU Data Protection Directive. It is a piece of UK legislation that gives individuals rights over the data that companies and other organizations hold about them.

The fifth principle of the Data Protection Act (DPA) says that:

“Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.”

For more information on how this legislation will affect event planners, you can read our eBook "The Event Planners Guide to GDPR Compliance".

You can also view our webinar, using the password Efclient29, for a more in depth explanation. 

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