The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a recent European regulation replacing the current European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive. Its purpose is to ensure the security and protection of the personal data of people in the EU (residing or transitory). It is, essentially, a “Bill of Consumer Data Rights.”
While Deans Online Story is based in the UK and currently in the EU, many of its customers are and will be outside of the EU. The GDPR regulates the “processing” of data, which includes the collection, storage, transfer or use, of personal data about EU individuals. Thus, where EU data is concerned, Deans Online Story will have to comply with GDPR as well.
Deans Online Story will be compliant on or before 25 May 2018, the date the GDPR comes into force in the EU. Our Application has been made under reference A8393109 .We have a deep commitment to the privacy and security of your data, as well as your ability to access it. Maintaining compliance to GDPR constitutes no significant change in our philosophy or business practices.
Because the spirit of the GDPR is in line with our business philosophy and values, with an emphasis on customer data security and privacy, compliance with the GDPR has been more a matter of codifying our policies than a radical shift in our business model. Data privacy is of paramount importance to us.
Whilst we will be compliant, it is the responsibility of the individual provider of the programs we promote or are affiliated with to ensure that their business is compliant