Our GDPR blog contains actionable insights from our data and privacy experts for event management companies to prepare and live with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. The events industry uses so many different data collection tools to gather and analyse information on attendees, not to mention they often handle sensitive data such as disabilities and dietary preferences.
For event planners, the GDPR means carefully managing EU citizens’ personal data, this can be event attendees or employees – (mail, gender, first name, last name). Secure your event data and ensure that third-party suppliers are also compliant.22nd October 2018
The European approach to data protection law is one of the most comprehensive and restrictive in the world. The risk of non-compliance is severe. Event management organizations to be found in violation of this new rule, regardless of their location, could be subject to fines equaling 4% of annual turnover or €20M (almost $24M), whichever14th October 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018 and has changed the way event organizations collect and use the data of European citizens, no matter where they are in the world. Whether you are hosting an event in Europe or if your attendees are EU citizens, you must comply with the23rd July 2018
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Why do Event Management Companies needs to be GDPR compliant?
- Event attendees have rights when it comes to their personal data, and event planners need to know what they should and shouldn’t do.
- GDPR means event planners and event management agencies need to put more effort into securing their event data and ensuring that third-party supplier is also compliant.
- Consent is everything when it comes to event management and data. If it has been previously given, this consent may no longer suffice under GDPR and may have to be obtained again. You may be using pre-ticked boxes for email marketing and such alike, which are not GDPR compliant.
Things event companies need to know about GDPR
The dust from GDPR’s May 25th, 2018 date has not settled and the data protection community is now bracing itself for the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Several states in the U.S are following the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with similar privacy initiatives. On 28th June 2018, California passed a sweeping consumer privacy law:10th October 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th, 2018, the most expansive overhaul of privacy regulations in a generation. Within days, high-profile cases were launched against the likes of Google, Facebook, and Amazon. However, 4 months on why haven’t we seen a wave fines imposed on the thousands of complaints received10th October 2018