New GDPR will affect your events
it’s the Law
It will be the law from 2018 that anyone collecting personal information of European Citizens must be registered under relevant data acts and comply with all regulations of GDPR.
In the bubble of events and with the temporary nature of organising teams and task forces, it is easy to forget that regulations still need to be complied with. Key changes under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) apply to all event registrations collecting personal data.
That is pretty much every event that accredits people.
The scope of the new European regulations is very wide and fines for non compliance can be severe — Up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 Million (whichever is greater). And for those events in the UK that feel they will fall outside of this scope after Brexit — think again. The UK Government have already confirmed that the decision to leave the EU will not affect commencement of GDPR.
GDPR has broadened its jurisdiction to include all personal data belonging to residents of the EU regardless of where the data is collected or stored. Thinking that events are only temporary and so not affected by these regulations cuts no ice.
Will you be ready?
We have included some links below so that you can read more about GDPR so that from the 25th May 2018, you will be prepared.
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