GDPR, what is it all about?

9th October 2017

GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation. If you work in marketing and handle customer or prospect data, you're bound to be familiar with the term. Here's a definition of what GDPR is according to the EUGDPR: "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 new laws will come into force on 25 May 2018, but as with any new privacy laws, there seems to be a lot of confusion about implementation, which businesses are affected and the necessary requirements. So we've put together a list of the best resources we could find around the topic to make sure you can get a bit of clarity.

  • The EUGDPR website should probably be your first stop as it includes a lot of resources and FAQs
  • The ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) also provides a lot of essential information, with a UK focus
  • Because a picture is sometimes worth a thousand words, this handy infographic from IT Governance should give you a good overview of what GDPR is:

We hope you find the resources above helpful, but feel free to share more suggestions on our social channels.