GDPR for start-up: what are the implications?

In recent years, the digital transformation era has given rise to a process of change that, laying the foundations on technological progress, opens the way to important perspectives and socio-cultural implications. A leading role is played by privacy, which today, more than ever, is an extremely important issue: in fact, the trust of users of products and services in companies depends on respect for the latter.

Have you heard of GDPR for start-ups? Let’s see together in more detail what it is about!

The obligation to preserve the wealth of data and information acquired, in order to defend their reputation and the security of individuals, is one of the key elements for any business, and that’s why the EU member states have been working on it for some time.

Since May 25, 2018, the Privacy Code has been replaced by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): a regulation that aims to strengthen the matter in question, ensuring the protection of natural persons (citizens and residents) of the European Union regarding personal data and their circulation.

The question that arises to us is one above all: what are the implications of GDPR for start-ups?

The regulation requires that there are no exclusions from applicability on the basis of company size, nor specificity, except in some cases with regard to the register of treatments.

This tool, in fact, will be used to census the internal data processing operations of the company. Only companies with fewer than 250 employees (and therefore also start-ups) are excluded from the performance, provided that the processing presented by them does not pose a risk to the rights of users and is not occasional.

The will of the European Union is therefore clear: regardless of size and maturity, all companies operating within member states will have a greater responsibility in this regard. They must ensure that the dangers arising from external attacks are predicted and managed as effectively as possible.

There is only one message for start-uppers: don’t let privacy be so limiting as to compromise the progress of innovation.

Be hungry, be crazy. But also be GDPR-compliant for start-ups.

The BizPlace Team

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