Take control of your personal data with new EU rules on data protection

When you go online to shop, file your tax return or use social media, you can feel more confident than ever about what happens to the personal information you provide. This is because the GDPR gives you key rights to help you control how organisations use your personal data and makes sure that they also have new procedures to protect it.

Fed up of getting adverts for things you don’t want? You can ask to be removed for marketing distribution lists.  Embarrassed by content online? You can, in some circumstances, get it deleted. Want to change supplier? You have the right to receive all your data from your old supplier to move more easily to the new service provider. Tighter rules on data breaches also mean that you have to be informed if the breach poses a risk to your rights and freedoms. Continue reading “Take control of your personal data with new EU rules on data protection”