The General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR is a positive step to ensuring your personal data is protected and you have more control over how your data is used and how you’re contacted. What does this mean to you?
The new rules make sure that all organisations are set up to protect any personal data they hold and to act appropriately if something goes wrong.
GDPR is all about giving you more control on how your personal data is used. You’ll have greater visibility and control over the personal data organisations hold about you. This means you can have greater confidence that the information about you is accurate, up-to-date and properly managed.
Over the last few months you’ll probably notice a lot of organisations asking for your consent so they can contact you about offers, products or services they think you’ll find useful or interesting. So now you get to choose who contacts you and how, for example by email or by phone.
If you give an organisation permission to contact you, it doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind in the future. Under the new rules, it should be easier to update your preferences on what you want to receive and how.
We’ll always go the extra mile to protect your personal data and as part of this, we regularly review our privacy notice so that you can see how we use your data and what your options are. Take a look at our Privacy Statement to find out more. Please be aware that further changes relating to GDPR may be made to our Privacy Statement in the future.