How will the GDPR disrupt society? This was one of the more intriguing questions asked during our first assembly meeting with the project members of Sjyst Data! We realized that there is no complete answer – yet – or perhaps ever…. We understand that we have to prepare and get going to understand the effects bit by bit. This is the case with almost everything in these days of disruption.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going to have an impact on every part of society, but this project will focus on matching individuals with various digital recipients on the other side. More specifically, we’ll aim to create a certification program for different types of entities managing data generated by individuals.
If we succeed, and people understand what the certifications means, this could result in informed and confident customers who know exactly what rights they have and what kind of demands they can make of various service providers. And if being certified becomes a preference that attracts the most customers, more and more entities will seek certification. This also means that the data we generate will be managed in a sustainable manner, i.e. in accordance with the GDPR.