General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


General Data Protection Regulation for the EU (GDPR)

Global Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) goes live as of next month. These EU regulations will affect any firm doing business in EU or involving EU citizens.

To help you with developing your own EU policies we've created a storeroom of useful articles.

We recommend you take a good look at what's there and download the pieces you find most useful.


Bits+Bytes: privacy laws that will change the internet forever, listen to this Radio New Zealand broadcast:

https://www.radionz.co.nz/programmes/bits-and-bytes/story/2018639322/bits-bytes-privacy-laws-that-will-change-the-internet-forever 

Check out these two great recorded webinars by Dr Michelle Goddard, Director of Policy & Communication, EFAMRO: 

EU Data Protection Reforms: Ten Things to Know and
EU Data Protection Reforms: Practical Compliance Steps

Our Friends over at the Marketing Association have also done a write-up on what New Zealand Marketers need to know; head over to their website.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.

After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016.
Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 - at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. The key articles of the GDPR, as well as information on its business impact, can be found throughout the EUGDPR website.

Further reading:

  • APRC Conference 2017 Presentation: 'The 20 Million Data Question: an Update on the NEW European Data Privacy Laws' - Debrah Harding, Managing Director, MRS. DOWNLOAD
  • For notes on GDPR compliance by Law Down Under CLICK HERE
  • ESOMAR Data Protection Checklist DOWNLOAD
  • DMA GDPR Checklist DOWNLOAD


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