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The GDPR states that the consent must be explicit for both the data being collected and the purposes the data will be used for.

A company can be fined up to €20 million ($23.7 million), or four percent of its worldwide annual revenue, whichever is higher, for failing to comply with GDPR principles.

Realistically, this is also likely to be one of the areas where distributed ledger technologies (blockchain and its ilk) really come into play, likely even more so than ICOs (which are primarily pure speculation plays).

Where our processing of your personal data is based on your consent you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Moreover, given the broad definition of Personal Data, online identifiers, including IP addresses and cookies will fall within the protections of the GDPR. Like any new regulatory obligation, the GDPR appears at first glance to be a constraint, particularly given the amount of sanctions foreseen in the event of a breach: up to 4% of the company's global turnover or Euro 20 million. And what happens if you choose to ignore or delete them?

Companies that hold European Union individuals' personal data will need plans for how data controllers respond to subject access, erasure, and portability requests.

Q: How do company operators know if this new policy applies to them?

The General Data Protection Regulation brings quite a few changes.

Users have to be 13 and over to sign up to Snap, and to meet the GDPR requirement on parental consent for processing personal data of people who are younger than 16 in Europe.

Privacy by Design is also introduced, which means that only the data absolutely necessary to carry out duties can be held and processed. Others, like the right to a copy of your data, are created to give users more control over their digital selves.

Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

To begin with, there must be a lawful basis for processing an individual's data. Cloud providers and payroll service providers constitute the processors.

Personal data: any information relating to an identified or identifiable living individual. This data governance can range from an internal Information Governance (IG) team to a dedicated Data Protection Officer whose sole job is to monitor the use and protection of the data. This is the general rule that establishes the baseline for most of our data retention periods.

Under the GDPR rule, consent must be sought from the patient before processing their personal data and according to the provisions of the rule, the consent must be freely given, specific to the goal for which the data is to be processed, informed, unambiguous, and explicit.

To avoid the attendant penalty and implications, stakeholders in the health travel industry need to revisit their security risk strategies to comply with the regulation.

"There is no finish line when it comes to GDPR compliance", she said.

"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or adjustment, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. "The UK's current Data Protection Act dates from 1998", he says, "so in many ways was out of date".

The data protection/security section of the GDPR covers how a company that has legally obtained access to an individual's data protects that data from others.

In the event a medical tourism agent shares personal data with a vendor such as a hotel, the vendor must provide a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) with the supplier confirming the vendor's compliance to the GDPR and dictating the purposes for which such data is to be processed. Under the current EU Data Protection Directive, organizations without a physical presence or employees in the EU have one main compliance issue to deal with: How to legally transfer data out of the EU.

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