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These updates ensure we are compliant with the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and the new EU privacy laws (known as the General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR), and the updates will give more transparency and control over how we deal with your personal information.
To keep you informed, we’ve addressed a few common questions about the GDPR below:
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR is a comprehensive data protection law that replaces existing European privacy laws and strengthens the protection of personal data in an increasingly data driven world. The GDPR is enforceable in each EU member state and gives individuals greater control over their personal data.
Why does it matter now?
The GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018. We’re updating our processes, systems and policies now to make sure we’re fully prepared.
What is personal data?
Any information related to a natural person (individual) that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person is personal data. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.
Who does it affect?
The GDPR applies to any organisation that processes personal data of EU individuals, regardless of whether the organisation has a physical presence in the EU. For Health and Life clients, that’s any organisation with one or more employees in the EU.
What do I need to do?
The Health and Life team.