Frequently Asked Questions and Answers from Termly’s Legal Experts

What are the basic rules of the GDPR?

Here are the basic rules of the GDPR:

  • Fair data processing: Process personal data in a lawful, fair, and transparent manner.
  • Purpose limitation and consent: Process data only for necessary purposes unless additional user consent is obtained.
  • Data minimization and store limitation: Only collect as much personal data as needed, and don’t store data for longer than is necessary.
  • Privacy by Design: Proactively integrate data protection into the design of new products and systems.
  • Data subject rights: Honor users’ rights to request the access, correction, deletion, or transfer of their data.
  • Data breach notification: If there’s a data breach, inform data protection authorities within 72 hours, and inform users as soon as possible.

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