As Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations comes into force, organisations across all industries have questions about what exactly it means for them. Writing for Intelligent Transport, Richard Thomas, employment lawyer and GDPR expert, looks at what businesses in the transport industry will need to consider. Read his full article below.
GDPR replaces existing European laws on data protection – making it the most significant change in data protection law in 20 years. It will mean that all organisations have to change the way they capture, use and share personal data – both internally and externally – no matter their size or structure. So, from nationwide rail or bus operators to travel agents or transport-focused tech start-ups to engine manufacturing giants, all types of businesses across the transport industry will be affected. How does the transport industry use personal data?Transport is only getting smarter and that is dependent on making the most of personal data. Airlines, connected car manufacturers, transport authorities, apps focusing on smart ticketing and gig-economy giants like Uber and Lyft all contribute to the development of intelligent transport systems.