How much do you know about GDPR?

By April 9, 2018News

Are you an expert on the GDPR? How much do you know about what is required to comply with GDPR requirements? Read on to find out.

What does GDPR stand for?

what GDPR stands for

Do you know what the acronym GDPR stands for? It’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Why was the GDPR introduced?

why GDPR was created

GDPR was introduced to strengthen EU citizens’ privacy rights, giving them more control over their information.

When did GDPR begin to be enforced?

when GDPR began to be enforced

The GDPR was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation took effect after a two-year transition period and, unlike a Directive, did not require any legislation to be passed by government. GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018.

Who is affected by the GDPR?

when GDPR began to be enforced

The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but also applies to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all businesses or companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

What are the fines for non-compliance with the GDPR?

fines for violation of GDPR

Organizations can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover for breaching GDPR or €20 Million. This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the most serious infringements. It is important to note that these rules apply to both controllers and processors – meaning ‘clouds’ are not exempt from GDPR enforcement.

What is a DPO?

what is DPO

A DPO is a data protection officer.

What does a DPO do?

what does DPO do

A DPO monitors compliance with the GDPR and other data protection laws.

According to GDPR, what is deemed ‘explicit consent’?

what is GDPR explicit consent

Explicit consent for GDPR requires a very clear and specific statement of consent from a person.

Under GDPR regulations, how long do you have to take action on subject access requests?

how long to take action on GDPR access requests

According to the GDPR, a business has one month to take action on subject access requests.

Under GDPR regulations, how long do you have to report data breaches?

what is GDPR explicit consent

According to the GDPR, a business has 72 hours to report a data breach.

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