please bear with me as I write this rather dry, but necessary, post about new EU regulations called GDPR coming into effect on the 25 May 2018, when it supersedes the UK Data Protection Act of 1998 (DPA).
So what exactly does GDPR stand for?
Sadly it does not stand for…
“Get Dancing Perfect Rumba” and not even for “Great Day Purl Ribbing”!
Instead it stands for General Data Protection Regulations.
There is an awful lot to read and find out about, but what it means in a nutshell is that the new law brings a 21st century approach to data protection. It expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal data is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.
As I don’t sell anything from this blog I don’t actually collect any data from you and hold nothing on any files or servers apart from your e-mail address that you signed up with to receive updates for new blog post when I publish them.
Today, with plenty of time still to go until the new law comes into effect, I want to give you the opportunity to decide if you still want me to keep your e-mail address on the secure server of my website host.
I hope you will, as I will never disclose them to anyone and, as you know, I don’t bombard you with constant updates either.
If you wish to be removed please send and email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure that you do not receive any further e-mails from this blog until you decide otherwise and re-subscribe.
To find out more about GDPR please visit the Government website at ICO.org
There it is…boring but necessary post over!