The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.

The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.[1] When the GDPR takes effect, it will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC).[2]

It was adopted on 27 April 2016. It becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018, after a two-year transition period.


Altec are fully aware of the requirements of the new GDPR regulations and are working towards compliance by the 14th April 2018.

We shall be following The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) 12-step guidance to prepare for the new GDPR (

We will use this web page to communicate our progress.