NYC area expert explains GDPR compliance for US companies and data rights for individuals, including access, rectification, erasure, and restriction—in a new article from Messaging Architects
HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Messaging Architects, an eMazzanti Technologies Company and compliance expert, explains GDPR compliance for US companies in a new article. The informative article first describes the consequences of non-compliance, including hefty fines, reputational damage, and legal action. He cites the example of a $1.3 billion fine levied against Facebook's parent company, Meta, for violating GDPR guidelines.
The author then discusses what businesses fall under the scope of GDPR, including those that offer goods or services to European Economic Area (EEA) customers or that monitor the behavior of EEA users. He then explains the requirements for GDPR compliance, including the rights retained by individuals who have given consent for businesses to process their data.
"The GDPR impacts how organizations collect, process, store, and share personal data," stated Greg Smith, Vice President of Services Delivery at Messaging Architects. "While the law applies to individuals in the EEA, GDPR compliance also affects American citizens and businesses in certain situations."
Below are a few excerpts from the article, "What US Businesses and Individuals Need to Know About GDPR Compliance."
What Businesses Fall Under the Scope of GDPR?
- "They offer goods or services to EEA customers, even if they do not charge for them – This means businesses need to consider not only their direct customers, but also potential customers who access their website or app. Examples might include an online store that ships goods worldwide or a blog providing advice to EEA readers."
Requirements for GDPR Compliance
"The GDPR includes several key principles that govern compliance. The first involves transparency. Organizations must provide clear and concise information to individuals about how they process their data and for what purposes. This information should be displayed in easily accessible and understandable privacy notices or policies."
"Another important principle involves consent. This means that organizations must obtain explicit permission from individuals before processing their data for specific purposes. Individuals may provide this permission via a clear statement or action, such as ticking a box or clicking a button. Additionally, individuals must have the ability to withdraw consent at any time."
GDPR Compliance Experts
Complying with the GDPR and similar privacy regulations in the U.S. can prove challenging. Implementing data governance strategies can help. The data governance experts at Messaging Architects offer a range of GDPR services to help organizations achieve compliance. Additionally, its consultants can assist with designing and implementing solid data governance strategies to ease future compliance efforts.
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SOURCE Messaging Architects