The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR for short is a new, Europe-wide law that replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK. It is part of the wider package of reform to the privacy landscape that includes the forthcoming Data Protection Act. GDPR sets out requirements for how organisations will need to handle personal data from 25 May 2018 onwards and enhances individuals rights. GDPR will be in force until it's replaced by the new Data Protection Act.
Once it becomes law, the new Data Protection Act will replace GDPR and will add to and supplement what GDPR implemented.
You’ll have increased rights over, and access to, the information that companies hold about you, including:
You may exercise these rights, free-of-charge and generally companies must fulfil your request within on month. For more information, checkout our guide Accessing information we hold about you
These changes provide an opportunity for you to update your profile in My Account. Here, you can update your preferences so that we can keep you informed about the things that really matter to you. Stuff like staying safe online, avoiding scams, plus our latest offers and products. It won't take long. You can even choose how often you want to hear from us.
* Privacy - Your details will not be given to third parties for their marketing
* Security - Your data will continue to be protected
* Choice - You set your preferences for how we get in touch
* Tailored - You tell us about what you want to hear about
Remember it's easy to set your preferences in My Account to tell us what you want to read about. Not registered? Don't worry - you just need your account number and TalkTalk phone number. If you've forgotten your details, we'll help with that too, just chat with a member of the team.