Video: Understanding GDPR and how it affects you

We've listed the most important points from the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) beginning on May 25.

The 1984 Data Protection Act (UK) is about to be replaced by new EU regulation to help you better manage your personal data online.

GDPR comes into effect on May 25 and will provide more transparency between you and companies who store your personal information.

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Personal information ranges from your email address, to your full name, bank details, height, weight and mental state.

GDPR is the biggest data privacy overhaul and replaces the 1984 Data Protection Act.
GDPR is the biggest data privacy overhaul and replaces the 1984 Data Protection Act.

Data you give permission to store will need to be encrypted pseudonymously, meaning it can’t be linked back to you without further information.

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Those in breach of the new GDPR legislation will face fines of €20 million or 4 per cent of their gobal turnover, whichever is greater.

What’s more, you’ll now be able to request access to personal data companies store about you for review. If your decision fulfills the criteria, you can request its erasure.

In the video above, we catch you up on the important points of GDPR that affect you, as an individual internet user.