What you should know about EU GDPR

Between January and March of 2016, the UK Information Commissioner’s office was notified of 448 data breaches. That’s almost five per day, and that’s just in the U.K.! Thus, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation was created as a way to increase protection of consumers by giving them more control over their data and how it was stored after they gave their information to a company. In this infographic, Identity-Theft-Scout.com names the eight changes that the GDPR will bring, including the consumer’s right to have their data removed from a company’s database upon request. They also have 10 handy tips for companies who will need to prepare for the new policy, to be implemented in May of 2018.