GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and over the last few years it has become the talking point for many major cases that have caused major privacy concerns.
The way people’s data has been handled in the past has been poor to non-existent. Companys that have collected your data have also sold this off to the highest bidder to assist them in marketing certain products and swaying your own choices. The Cambridge Analytica case involving Facebooks privacy controls and how they handled and stored the publics personal data is a prime example. Since these scandals laws across the globe have been introduced to help keep your privet data privet.
But Does This Affect Me?
This is not a simple yes or no, it all depends on where you work, if you are collecting data, is it for individual personal use or for-profit business even your own business. There are plenty of courses that can be tailored specifically to you and the information is out there but here we can give you enough information to help guide you to where you need to go and what you need to know.
Personal Domestic Use
If you are going to set up a Facebook group to organise something for your friends and family, then this is clearly personal and domestic.
Now if you were going to start or set up a forum that could generate data for potentially thousands of people. This some of this data may be classed as personal and you would have no connection with these people. It’s a bit of a grey area and would need professional advice to guide you properly. Although it isn’t for-profit the fact you have access to so much data from so many people it may mean you will require GDPR compliance.