General Data Protection Regulations for the Automotive Industry.

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We imagine, you’ve possibly had just about enough of the GDPR. However, no one takes your data and privacy more seriously than us here at John Gibson Associates.

Every organisation that processes personal data of EU and UK citizens will have the tenancy to ensure they are complying with new GDPR regulations.

Data held for marketing purposes in an area of particular importance for the automotive sector. Predominantly, retailers that will hold a large number of CRM database on potential and existing customers. Whether it be information in relation to a complaint, it may not be GDPR-compliant.

Data cleansing specialists have said to measure 25% of existing customer data within the automotive sector meets the requirements specified under GDPR, meaning that organisations will not be able to contact a bulk of their customer databases if they do not carry out the required actions.

Following this, GDPR will also play a substantial role in shaping the future of manufacturing industries as vehicles collect and process increasing amounts of data. With data security already being an area of concern for manufacturers, this will become even more complex as vehicle technology is becoming more sophisticated.

What are an individual’s rights, you ask? Here is a list:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right to access their information
  • The right to rectify incorrect data
  • The right to be removed
  • The right to restrict contact
  • The right to object
  • The right to be removed from automated decision and profiling

In conclusion, ultimate aims of the upcoming GDPR changes are to provide more rights for individuals and provide one over-reigning data protection regulation across the EU, making it simple for large organisations to be in regulation guidelines.

Again, here at John Gibson Associates; we are extremely serious about your personal data. Candidates and clients are the ‘life blood’ of our business. For over 30 years, we have protected the privileged information we keep on file, maintaining our integrity, confidentiality and commitment to all parties’ security.

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