5 Ways How GDPR Will Protect You Online
Posted May 14, 2018|
By Cyril Maithily Gupta
Given the recent developments over the massive misuse of online data, it was only natural for citizens to feel concerned and be even anxious over the control of their data by businesses. The opt- out system for example â€“ part of the mechanisms that were employed for data collection - was an automatically driven process that enabled companies to gather data with the user almost sleepwalking through the process. The scale of data collected was huge and people could not comprehend why such was necessary at all. The GDPR plans to plug in that and other similar loopholes that caused users to feel cheated about how and where their personal data was being collected and used. Personal data is meant to be personal. The correlation and processing of data could become uncontrolled and could scale to a level where it could be used for unethical and inappropriate doings fraud, manipulation etc., if legislation was not enforced to put some brakes on. With the GDPR, the government has addressed some serious concerns. The idea behind GDPR and the Â£20 million fine for non-compliance is to enforce, reclaim and restore the following rights and privileges of online users.