GDPR stands for General Data protection Regulation. It is being introduced by the UK government to help protect data and regulate the ways in which companies use and store people’s data. The aim is to make it harder to commit fraud, use data inappropriately and to make sure people’s data is generally safer. Here are some of the ways in which it will affect data that might be stored on servers and computer systems:

  • Companies must disclose any data kept about a person, if they explicitly ask. This could be anything, from name and address to services and products taken out with a company.
  • Old data needs to be deleted. You can no longer store data that you don’t need to have. You will need to go through records and delete it.
  • You need to be careful about the data you collect as well. Your cookie policy will need to be revised and people must opt in to any data capture elements of a website.