In May 2018, a new European law will go into effect to protect the privacy and personal data of European citizens.
The law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will apply not only to companies located in Europe, but also to others across the globe.
The GDPR is an overarching directive intended to care for the rights and freedoms of individuals in the European Union (EU). The regulation intends to protect private data such as names, addresses, health data, and much more.
The law applies to any organization that processes personal data of individuals in the EU, regardless of where the processing organization is based. This means businesses in the U.S. and many other locations will be affected.
The law applies to any organization that processes personal data of individuals in the EU, regardless of where the processing organization is based.
The following privacy rights are included in the regulation:
The following organizational requirements are also included:
AT&T has a long-standing commitment to protect customer data, and this includes being compliant with the GDPR.
We’re currently modifying contract and service guide language to address the regulation requirements. We plan to quickly respond to data subject access requests, inquiries from European data protection authorities, and notifications of data privacy breaches.
To learn more the GDPR and how it could affect your business moving forward, contact your AT&T account team.
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