The GDPR is a set of guidelines and responsibilities for businesses who hold or process personal data in the EU and aims to give people control over their personal data. Its implementation is timely, coming not long after news of the Facebook data breach.
While the new law is aimed at protecting EU citizens, New Zealanders will still benefit from it. Many of us are customers of global companies (think Apple, Spotify, Facebook) who are updating their data and privacy policies as a result of the GDPR. Businesses using accounting and business systems from global providers, such as Sage, will also benefit, and Sage has developed a tool to assist specifically with privacy issues.