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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In April 2016, the European Parliament adopted a new standard to improve data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). Companies face strict fines for not complying with the standards set by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which provides greater predictability and efficiency for organizations that do business in the EU and offers residents increased data protection rights. The GDPR does not simply apply to EU domestic business, but to companies worldwide that target their goods and services to European citizens.

Is your hotel prepared for the California Consumer Privacy Act?

By Nate Lane

A raft of new data privacy laws have come into force over the past few years, and many have had a major impact on the hospitality industry. This January, hotels need to be aware of another piece of legislation — the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Data Security in Hospitality - Why Is It So Important?

The hospitality industry has one of the highest numbers of security breaches. A lot of sensitive customer data is processed daily, including names, addresses, and credit card details. As a result, the hospitality sector seems to be an ideal target for cybercriminals looking to carry out credit card fraud and identity theft crimes.

Data protection rules, one year on: Anticipating a second wave - HITEC Europe Preview

By Stuart Pallister

HITEC Europe Preview: Over the past year, many of us have been bombarded with emails from companies virtually begging us to allow them to keep our personal details on file. That was due to the introduction of new regulations in Europe which imposed — in theory at least — substantial penalties on any firm breaching the rules.