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GDPR – a change in the law for providers of free wifi

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on the 25th May 2018.

This regulation is complex but in a nutshell, if you currently provide Free Wi-Fi, you must only collect personal data for providing a service that your client has both requested and given consent to their data being used for its intended purpose.

In other words, users must consent to their personal data being used for marketing purposes (personal data can include name, address, location data, IP address and much more). 

Regardless of Brexit, the UK still needs to comply and fines can be up to 5% of your turnover if you don’t.

**What does this mean?**
The terms & conditions for your Wi-Fi service need to be very clear on what data you are collecting, the reasons why, your intended usage of such data and the ability for the public to opt-in for any marketing, as well as providing them clear instructions on how they can opt-out at any time.

G5Zone Wi-Fi includes our standard T&Cs that are currently compliant with the proposed GDPR framework. 

We will obviously be monitoring how this legislation progresses to ensure all our clients comply with the law but please give us a call with any concerns you may have about GDPR in the meantime. 

From as little as £30 a month G5Zone Wi-Fi can help ensure you don't break the law. If you are unsure that your Wi-Fi service is compliant, please give us a call on 01224 443896 or email us at  Further information can be found here:


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