On 25th May 2018, the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in 20 years came into force. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC which was enacted in the UK through the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998).
The aim of the GDPR is to strengthen data protection for EU citizens and residents and to give them greater control of their personal data.
Maximum fines where a data breach occurs will rise from £500k to £17 million or 4% of global annual turnover for the preceding financial year.
What rights do your customers have?
The GDPR strengthens the rights of your customers in a number of ways, including:
How can BookingLive help?
BookingLive made many changes to the latest version of booking software ahead of the GDPR deadline, including:
BookingLive have updated their privacy and data protection policies, which you can view here.
If you have any further questions, please contact us and request to speak with our Data Compliance Officer. To view our knowledge base article on the data flow of information within the BookingLive Enterprise product, click here.