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GDPR – What do garages need to know?

GDPR – What do garages need to know?

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Mark Lloyd from The Automotive Academy discusses what the new data protection regulation will mean for garages The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25thMay 2018, and applies to all businesses who interact with EU and UK citizens. This means that if your garage hasn’t started preparing for this new legislation yet, you don’t have long to make sure you’re compliant. Much of the advice surrounding the GDPR focusses on the penalties for ignoring the legislation, but while these can include significant fines (up to £17 million!), focusing on the negative aspects of the GDPR means businesses are overlooking the benefits of making sure they’re compliant. The GDPR gives individuals more rights over the information companies hold about them. Following the G