CCN MEDIA GROUP is now compliant with General Data Protection Regulations – Hello friends, fans, followers and supporters of Conscious Consumer Network. It has been a while since I have written to you all in this capacity, but if anybody has been following our activities, you may have noticed a few changes on our various websites. These changes have been made in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations which come into effect as of the 25 May 2018.
CCN.MEDIA (not limited to, but including all the information found on Conscious Consumer Network‘s archive website), has become a Private Members Organisation, requiring the need for all members to register for membership, and sign in as an existing member upon return visits. Please be advised that the information of all members is treated with the utmost regard and respect for privacy. CCN.MEDIA retains the information of members in a secure location, and at no point is any information passed on to any third party entities, without prior written consent.
CCN.MEDIA members may receive regular updates and newsletters, with the option to opt out at any point. Should a member chose to no longer be a member, all details of said member will be erased from the data user records, and no further correspondence or inclusions pertaining to Conscious Consumer Network, will be sent to former members.
It has become necessary to implement infrastructure onto Conscious Consumer Network that protects the data of all users internationally. Conscious Consumer Network is accessed by an international audience, with many website users / data subjects being based in the European Union. This infrastructural adjustment is in accordance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. Wishing to protect the privacy of all Conscious Consumer Network enthusiasts, CCN.MEDIA is now GDPR compliant.
The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all European Union citizens data privacy, and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.
The GDPR was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and, unlike a Directive, it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by government; meaning it will be in force by May 2018.
Personal data constitutes any information related to a natural person of ‘data subject’, that can be used directly or indirectly to identify the person. It can be anything from a name, photo, an email address, bank details, blogs, posts on social networking websites, medical information or computer IP address.
The GDPR does not only apply to organisations located within the EU, but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU, if they offer goods or services to, or monitor behaviour of, EU subjects. It applies to all websites and companies processing and holding the personal data of subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.
Non-compliance of organisations, will result in fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover for breaching GDPR or 20 million Euros. This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the most serious infringements, such as not having sufficient consent to process data of data subjects, the passing on or selling of data to third party data collection agents, or not having data records in order.
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