General Data Protection Regulations, eff 25th May 2018 - 21/11/2017

General Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force from the 25th May 2018 and it is important that Member Companies understand and carry out the changes to personal data that they hold from the above date.

What is Personal Data

It means data which relates to a living individual who can be identified -

A) from the data or

B) from the data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come in the possession of, the data controller, and includes any expression of opinion about the individual and any indication of the intentions of the data controller or any other person in respect of the individual.

It also includes IP addresses

If you hold and process personal information about your clients, employees or suppliers, you are legally obliged to protect that information.

Our colleagues at the European Drinking Water Dispenser Association have written a comprehensive document on GDPR and you can read and download the full document here.

Added: Monday, 20th November 2017