GDPR infographic: data protection for the digital era in Europe

Posted by media on February 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM


The approval of the new General Data Protection Regulation has been described by the European Commission as a "historic achievement", following years of negotiations.

This balanced regulation will allow people to benefit from reinforced control of their personal data, and companies to improve their competitiveness due to correct treatment of their customers' data.

The following infographic offers a simple summary of the main changes implied by the new General Data Protection Regulation.

This post is also available in Spanish.


General Data Protection Regulation – Summary infographic

Before the new RGPD comes into force, Directive 95/46 / EC remains in force in Europe, as it has been since its adoption in the 1990s. At that time, we were not counting our online followers, we did not use smartphones and we were not used to having online shopping just a click away.

It is changes like these which have forced the European Union to review the current regulations on the protection of personal data and to modernise the rules of the game.

In addition, the introduction of a single regulatory system aims to facilitate the activity of companies operating in different European markets, as they will be subject to the same requirements and controls in any one of these markets.

Among the major breakthroughs of the RGPD is the fact that users will have to offer companies their “clear and affirmative consent” to store and process their personal data.

As this new Regulation will become mandatory on May 25th 2018, and the clock is ticking towards this date, we have designed this infographic to help companies to prepare for the change.



The right to protection of personal data is not incompatible with the requirement in the digital era that businesses have; to be in possession of this data in the first place. Although the new General Data Protection Regulation has been feared for its complexity, all businesses will be able to comply with the requirements of this new regulation, which also offers clear competitive advantages to businesses, as it reinforces the security and privacy of personal data of its customers and users, resulting in their trust.

The new RGPD comes into force in just a few months. Since the European Union anticipates severe sanctions for companies that do not comply with what is established, Signaturit recommends that businesses begin to draw up the necessary plans to adapt the collection and processing of personal data to this regulation.

For further information, we recommend you read the following post: Information to facilitate compliance with the New European Regulation on Data Protection

This post is also available in Spanish.

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