About the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR is a new regulation that applies to all organisations holding data on EU citizens. It came into effect in April 2016 and the final date for compliance is May 25th 2018, after which penalties may be issued for non-compliance. The GDPR requires data to be processed securely and according to the purpose for which the data was collected. It is important to note that the UK Government has stated that the GDPR will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.

The regulation places new obligations on data controllers and data processors, and at the same time, citizens gain new rights over the use of their data and in some cases need to provide explicit consent.

How does it relate to my website?

Any processing of personal data is covered by the GDPR, including contact us forms for example.

How can you help me?

We can provide you with a GDPR-compliant website and GDPR-compliant web hosting.

 

If you would like to talk to us about your website please contact us at enquiries@akriga.com or call us free on 0800 018 1985

 

15th Feb 2018