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Is the GDPR retrospective?

This is a really interesting question because the Regulation doesn’t specifically talk about looking at things retrospectively. However, that said, you will need to look carefully at any existing data Processing activities to ensure you’re compliant in the future.

Let’s say you use customer data for marketing purposes. Do you have specific consent for this? Is that consent clear, prominent, opt-in, documented and easily withdrawn? If not, you’ll need to alter your existing mechanisms.

In most cases, you’ll need to go back to the Data Subjects on which you hold Personal Data and inform them about the data you hold and what you’re specifically using it for. You should then ask them to consent to you continuing to hold their Personal Data for that purpose. This is one way, but not necessarily the best way, to deal with Consent. This important subject is covered in far more detail within the book.

Where can I find out more information about {term}?

The Jaz'ing Up GDPR! book covers {term} in more detail in a fun and easy to understand way without all of the bureaucratic legalise that is common in all other books and discussions about the GDPR.

The book is full of cartoons and call outs to make it easier to grasp what GDPR is all about and is split into 3 main sections.

  • GDPR Nuts and Bolts explains everything you need to know about the GDPR and {term}.
  • Staff Toolbox that is designed for staff who work with personal data and need to get a grounding on the subject.
  • Your Rights as a Data Subject is written from the point of view of the individual person who is affected by the GDPR so that they know there rights and the types of things they will be asking for.

Find out more about the book here.

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