Introducing the new data privacy law
2018 will see changes to UK data privacy laws as the General Data Protection Regulation is introduced across Europe on 25 May.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will deal with the increase in customer data that is now generated from social media and online activity. Whether that's sharing a tweet or shopping online, the new laws will provide individuals with more transparency and stronger rights regarding personal data.
At M&S Bank we have always taken data privacy very seriously and we believe the introduction of the GDPR is really positive – giving you more control over how organisations use and manage your data.
What does this mean for you?
The GDPR provides you with more transparency regarding your personal data. It strengthens your rights, giving you improved access to your data and the right to review and, in certain circumstances, edit or delete the information that organisations store about you.
Whilst that's good news for consumers, the great news for M&S Bank customers is that you don't need to do anything. We'll keep looking after your data like we always have and if you do want to know more about the data we hold and how we use it, all you need to do is check out our Privacy Notice.
To find out more, read our frequently asked questions.
What does this mean for M&S Bank?
The GDPR won't change the ways we use your personal information.
We'll continue to value the data you share with us, treating it with respect and keeping it secure at all times. We'll continue to contact you appropriately about services that may benefit you, unless you've asked us not to.
So whilst the laws might be changing, our commitment to looking after your data stays the same.
Our new Privacy Notice
We want to make it easier for you to find out how we collect, use and protect your information, so we've updated our Privacy Notice. If you would like to read this, you can view the Privacy Notice here.
More information on the GDPR
To find out more about the GDPR, follow the links below to read the guidelines and information published by the Information Commissioner's Office: