In the digital world we live in, we like to have all data at our fingertips, but what data do we need in order to complete our work? What should we have access to? One of the seven key principles of GDPR is data minimization. This means that we should not store or collect more data about a user than what we need to run our business. The principle is designed to make sure companies limit what they store about a user. When you are creating your system, always ask yourself if you need the data that you want to store to run your operations. If the data is not needed to run your business operations, then it should not be stored.
GDPR is almost here! On 25 May 2018 the GDPR will become enforceable by law and companies not abiding with the new regulations will be fined. But what is the reason for GDPR? GDPR will give users more control over their data and will ensure that companies do their utmost to ensure data privacy.