GDPR - Obligations and Rights

Effective since the 25th of May 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is dramatically changing businesses in Europe and all across the globe.

Image result for gdpr

Here are some of the most important articles you should read about the new European data protection regulation…

ARTICLE 15: EU Citizens have the right of access which means companies have to detail what personal data they are processing and how.

ARTICLE 17: EU citizens have the right to have their data forgotten and erased which means companies have to stop processing and delete personal data upon request.

ARTICLE 20: Grants EU citizens the right to data portability to enable them to transfer data between companies.

ARTICLES 25 & 32: Companies are required to implement reasonable data protection measures to protect EU citizen’s personal data.

ARTICLES 33 & 34: Companies are required to report data breaches to supervisors and any individuals affected by the breach within 72 hours.

ARTICLE 35: Requires companies to perform data protection impact assessments to identify risks to EU citizen data and draft measures to ensure any risks are addressed.

ARTICLE 37: Requires certain companies to appoint data protection officers to oversee any data security strategies as well as GDPR compliance.

You can find all articles of the GDPR here…

At The Computer Guyz in Cape Town and Pretoria, we offer reliable IT support, sales and services at prices that everyone can afford! Give us a call on 021 110 0422 or email 


Popular Posts