You may be aware of the EU Directive known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which comes into effect on May 25th 2018. A summary of the main consequences for an individual are shown at the bottom of this mail.
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Summary of Key GDPR Principles Relating to Individuals
The EU General Data Protection Regulation replaces previous EU Directives and UK Data Protection laws. It establishes for all individuals “the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her”.
TeRT must notify individual within 72 hours of first having become aware of a data breach
Right to Access
The right for individuals to obtain from TeRT confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed, where and for what purpose. Further, the controller shall provide a copy of the personal data, free of charge when requested
Right to be Forgotten
Entitles the individual to have TeRT erase his/her personal data, cease further dissemination of the data, and potentially have third parties halt processing of the data
Right of Rectification
Individuals are entitled to require TeRT to rectify any errors in their personal data
GDPR introduces the right for a data subject to receive the personal data concerning them, which they have previously provided, in a 'commonly used and machine readable format' and have the right to transmit that data to another controller