The General Data Protection Act (GDPR) is a European Union-wide legal directive that applies a solid working framework to all digital data collection, storage, and disposal in the EU. If you're developing or licencing any piece of software for use in or with the EU, you need to be aware of the GDPR's strict data safety and user consent requirements. This often requires direct communication with the user and behind-the-scenes work to make sure their data stays secure.
There are eight different provisions within the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which range from increased individual rights of access to personal data, to the obligation to inform people when a data security breach has taken place. Of course, many businesses would have already had data security measures in place that meet all of the requirements of the Data Protection Act (DPA) which dates back to 1998. Since May 2018, GDPR compliance for all organisations has been mandatory.
Developing software that meets the specific demands of customers is at the heart of what we do at Brandon Cross. Of course, the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR, mean that it is essential that all solutions comply with the rules surrounding data recording, management and usage.