GDPR gives users the right to choose if they want their personal data to be stored by companies. It forces them to write clear and concise privacy policies, so they are easily understandable in an effort to stop users blindly clicking confirm and having a more informed choice on what data they want to be stored by anyone. Best of all, it allows users a clear and easy way of having that data removed from any company holding data on them. It also offers users the ability to obtain all data held about them – without cost.
For companies, GDPR will show any data controllers the clear and safe way to handle any user data. The days of gathering as much data as possible are over – under the new laws, you should only take what you need. Failing to comply will result in hefty fines, so it is important to know the rules.