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What’s the background to the GDPR?

In January 2012, The EU Commission in Brussels proposed a reform of the EU’s 1995 data protection rules to “make Europe fit for the digital age”.

New technologies and globalisation have had a profound impact on how information is collected, accessed and used. Furthermore, each EU Member State had interpreted the 1995 directive differently, resulting in divergences in enforcement.

It was viewed that one law would eliminate the existing fragmentation. You might hear the term “one-stop-shop”, in the context of the GDPR. This is a reference to the single law.

The overarching aim of the reform was to provide better protection for the Rights we all have as individuals in relation to our Personal Data.

These Rights span our lives at home, at work, as consumers, as patients, in legal matters and when we use the internet.

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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