I’m sure that the gripping title of this news features will have attracted your attention! No? Ok ………but, unfortunately, it’s something that you really need to know about.
The EU the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will update existing data protection legislation when it comes into effect in May 2018; this is despite our impending exit from the EU.
It is designed to harmonise all data privacy laws across Europe, including the UK, with the aim of protecting and empowering all UK and EU citizens to preserve their data privacy.
GDPR will determine the way in which organisations, including retailers, obtain, handle and hold any data that they have gathered about customers. If you run a loyalty card programme, have a club card scheme and/or have a CRM system you need to know about this legislation.
We will soon be making changes to our innovative WinRetail package to help users to comply with the new regulation. In addition, at least one of our team will be attending an approved course, so that we can offer advice and guidance, ensuring that you can stay ‘ahead of the game’.
Some of the important GDPR obligations include:
The above is an overview of the impact of GDPR; we will be providing more detailed information over the next few months.