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EU privacy laws

EU Privacy Laws are a set of legally binding rules set by the European Union.

What are EU Privacy laws?

EU privacy laws constitute primarily of General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, which is one of the most strict privacy laws. GDPR is focused on the protection of the privacy and personal data of individuals. EU privacy laws are extensive and can be hard to grasp, but being compliant with them is a legal requirement for all businesses operating in the EU.

The principles under which data processing must be done include:

  • Providing transparent and accurate information
  • Having a purpose and only collecting data necessary for the purpose
  • Confidentiality
  • You can find the entirety of GDPR and its main principles on the official website.

    Who do EU Privacy Laws apply to?

    EU Privacy laws affect not only businesses operating in the EU but also any businesses that collect data of EU citizens. The laws are in place to manage data collecting and processing and allow individuals to have access to information that impacts the use of theirs data. Additionally, these laws ensure individuals can give but also withdraw consent at any time.

    How can EU Privacy Laws affect your business?

    EU authorities are very open about their intention to fine any offenders when it comes to privacy laws. In fact, among others, the UK authorities posed several fines already, some with amounts that would make any manager cry. Both Marriott International has been fined £99 million and British Airways for an astonishing £183.39 by the ICO for not complying with GDPR.

    Luckily, if you want to make sure your business is compliant with EU privacy laws you found the right place. With just a few steps you can become legally compliant. Find out how easy your journey to website and GDPR compliance can be on our website.

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