Comply GDPR with App Development

4 Jul 2018
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Ever heard of GDPR???

Maybe a new technology???

Maybe something none of my use???

Hey Hold….then and there…

This is not what GDPR is all about

GDPR is a new term which would be holding the security measures for the development process in a much-straightened way…

OOOPS

I never thought GDPR would be like this….

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be simply put as a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Personal information is very crucial and a big safety concern for all of us isn’t it?

Thus, to safeguard the individual's data, the General Data Protection Regulation was formulated in the European Union.

Moreover, it regulates the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA region. Basically, GDPR aims to give control to the citizens and the residents over their personal information and to make the regulatory processes for international business simplified by unifying the regulation within the EU.

Also, most of the app developers nowadays keep this in mind and accordingly design an app. Hence, while hiring an app developer make sure that they comply with the GDPR.

Apart from the customers, the GDPR is also important for the businesses such as yours.

The major reasons why GDPR is important for your business are:

Every Business owner regardless of the type of business deals with personal data of millions of people every day. With the general data protection regulation (GDPR), the users have the right to demand & then get a copy of all of their data within one month, free of charge, and the reasons as to why the business was collecting and storing the data (the legal basis/justification), a brief description of the data and the details of the time period for which the information was stored.

Thus, obviously for the company, this is a time and financial cost in dealing with the data access demands and this gets even more intricate when a data protection dispute arises. Also, there are certain general data protection regulation (GDPR) requirements on the businesses to release, correct & destroy the data stored and all of which comes at a time and financial cost. Data breach is a potential reputation-damaging factor. Aswell-established business, the last thing you would want is a bad reputation that comes due to a data breach. Thus, protecting and managing the data is an essential thing for your company.

Also, with the general data protection regulation (GDPR) comes the increased risk of expensive litigation to the business. Now, the individuals who suffer due to the data privacy breach by a company have several rights to sue the company for non-material damage in addition to the material damage.

Hence, after knowing this, you must have understood that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) cannot be ignored. Compliance is not an option. It would be helpful to remember that your customer’s personal data does not belong to you and should be given utmost care and protection.

Now let’s look at the various factors while considering the general data protection regulation (GDPR). Many of these might already be in right places and would need just a little improvement to strengthen them further. Make sure you consider all these factors and have a clear answer to all the questions:

Now look at the various factors:

  • Internal engagement

    Should make a survey whether all the employees in your company are aware of the GDPR and are dedicated to making the appropriate changes to ensure a trouble-free compliance.
  • Personal data

    What kind of personal information do you collect and store as a business? Where do you get this information from? How is this data being shared internally and with the third parties? Make a detailed plot about the source of this information and the way you ask for permission to use that data.
  • Recording of data-

    The way you record the data and how do you update it when required? Do you have the ability to erase data of all the records completely if asked to? Make sure you clear out all the old data which is of no use anymore as it would make management of new data simple.
  • Data security/breaches

    You should evaluate how secure is the personal information which you have collected and stored within your business. Who can access this data? Also, how fast can you identify any data breach and report it? You should assess and identify all the potential risk elements in your data processes and security. There lies a big reputational risk to your business in the case of a data breach.
  • Consent

    It is the most essential factor while considering GDPR as it is the consent because of which only you as a business can collect and store the user's personal information. Thus, while asking for the consent you should give them a clear idea about how you intend to use their information. Also, you cannot infer consent through inactivity or pre-ticked boxes and should make it very easy for your users to withdraw their consent at any point of time.
  • Individuals rights

    Does your company provide all the rights the individual have? How will you erase or provide data in a simple manner?These are the rights of users to demand their data or deny the further procurement of info of the app and the legal right in the situation like the data loss or breach. Thus, in times like this how well you process the user individual rights which may even include erasing data of them completely.
  • Access requests

    The customers have the right to access their information stored by you and you cannot charge them for this service. But you can deny this request if it is excessive by informing the user within one month and all this must be documented and processed.

Thus, remembering and complying with these factors will help your business in the long run and also make sure to notify this to the app developer to avoid any future issues. Hence contact FIFIUM, the best app developer in Denmark to provide you with the best app development service in accordance with the GDPR.

You can contact Fifium at:

Email – contact@fifium.com

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