Information technology and easy and global access to the internet, allow for example virtual market places, social networks and distance learning environments to flourish. As a result, the privacy of individuals must be safeguarded and warranted. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a logical response to the increasing use of virtual information provision that corresponds with data collection, processing and management and the hazards and adverse effects of using these data.
The European Union seeks to establish an equivalent and borderless society, and a single market for its citizens. Consequently, several fundamental freedoms apply to all citizens of the Union. Harmonization and equal treatment of all citizens are key elements to ensure a proper functioning internal market. To avoid discrimination and protect the free movement of goods, capital, services and people, the European Union provides a legal framework to implement by its member states. The General Data Protection Regulation, in short the GDPR, is an example of such a binding, applicable and enforceable set of rules.
Privacy and data protection is paramount these days. Individuals in the European Economic Area have control over their personal data via GDPR. The regulatory framework is now simplified and allows data breaches and other mishaps to be investigated by local regulators. Several sanctions can be imposed to controllers and processors of personal data. Civil parties who feel wronged by a breach may file a civil claim against the wrongdoer.
The GDPR applies to any legal person or organization that processes personal information of individuals in the European Economic Area. As such, the scope of the regulation may apply to sole traders and solo entrepreneurs as well when overlap exists between the personal situation of the entrepreneur and the personal data collected. However, individual circumstances require tailored examination to determine applicability to GDPR.
Data and privacy protection and compliance with the international regulatory frameworks is complex. Therefore, software packages may provide efficient and effective tools to protect and maintain confidentiality and transparency whilst complying with various international data protection standards. GDPR Software Solutions is an initiative of Legal Floris LLC. In line with our core activities to support global small business owners and location independent entrepreneurs, software solutions enable our clients to focus on building and growing a stable business. More information about Legal Floris LLC and its activities is available on this website and for direct contact, you are invited to complete the contact form below or visit the contact page on this website.