Building an app isn’t an easy task in itself, but once you are done with it, your work isn’t finished. There comes another essential step to keep a note of and that is making sure your application is built according to the GDPR.
GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation is the significant new data protection regulation. It came into effect on 25th May 2018, and along with its enforcement, all businesses must prove data consent from their users. But what exactly is GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation?
Well, GDPR is a regulation that is passed by the European law authorities to secure consumer data protection and privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in the EU law on data protection and privacy. It aims to give explicit control over personal data to its subjects as in the businesses or Mobile app development companies.
But is your website & mobile app ready for GDPR?
Currently, GDPR is only directed towards the citizens of EU, and it includes users in limited regions such as Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. But this regulation is set to have a global impact on organizations worldwide, soon. Especially if you are a business or a mobile app development company, who process personal data of users of your respective country, you should have an in-depth knowledge of GDPR and start working on an action plan to meet the requirements.
Here are all the things that you need to know about as a Mobile app development company or a business, to be prepared for GDPR and its implementation.
- Right to Data Erasure
- Mandatory notifications in case of a data breach.
- Make sure your website; application design is privacy-centric
- Hire Data Protection Officers
- GDPR will not kill your app or its market.
You will be surprised to know that according to research by W8data, only 25% of the organizations are ready to meet the GDPR requirements concerning the customer data and privacy issues. So, if you are not prepared to comply with the GDPR requirements, do it now. Gaining trust with the customers, app users and readers is an essential way to market yourself better.