Privacy is a four-letter acronym

Privacy is a four-letter acronym

The European Union has enacted laws that give people more rights in our digital world.

But how will this affect you in New Zealand?

The laws are to protect EU citizens and their private information, but they extend around the world to companies that deal with EU Citizens. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect in May 2018.

This can affect a company here in New Zealand as simply as if someone from Germany buys something from your online shop. Your shop has to anticipate this and be compliant, even if you never expect to sell to Germany, it’s a digital world!

It is actually more likely to affect you by being contacted by someone in the UK to do some work on their rental in New Zealand or provide a service for their ailing mother who lives in your town.

So what’s it all about?

Basically is about control of private information and the rights of EU people to ask for your company to forget them. This can be as simple as being removed from a mailing list through to a complete removal of any records you hold about transactions or other correspondence having to be deleted.

This is going to impact everyone with a website in the world as more countries and regions implement this kind of privacy regulation.

If you would like a private meeting to discuss private matters call me us on 0800 933 374