Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is data protection and privacy law as it relates to digital business including websites and mobile applications PAIL Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s Resource Library
If you are still not taking GDPR compliance seriously you need to do so now!
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulations) was the biggest ever shake up to data protection laws, yet many organisations (i.e. businesses, companies, non-profit bodies) are still not properly prepared for them. It covers all types of personal data use including unwanted emails and security.
Although this article relates primarily to mobile apps the solutions it proposes apply to websites and any other digital platform through which you make your online platform and applications available including for mobile, tablet and other smart devices and application program interfaces.
If you still believe in mobile apps as a great business idea for generating revenue, then you may be on to something. Mobile apps may not be as hot today as cryptocurrency; blockchain; AI; drones and other new technologies, but global app revenue increased by 35% in 2017 to almost $60 billion based on Apple’s App Store and Google Play revenues alone, according to a report released on 05 January 2018 from Sensor Tower..
The author is a UK qualified and fully licensed current practicing solicitor specialising in intellectual property cases and digital technology. His book A Business Guide to Business Law and the Internet published in 2002 has a whole chapter dedicated to the Directive 95/46/EC Data Protection Directive implemented as the Data Protection Act 1998 which has now been wholly repealed and replaced by GDPR
The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation comes into force this Friday 25 May 2018. Here are my picks of the ten most important things you need to know about GDPR regardless of the size of your business.