What are the changes to data protection law and how do they affect me?
What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of new data privacy laws that will take effect in the European Union (EU) on 25th May 2018. The GDPR will extend the data privacy rights of individuals in Europe by making businesses more transparent about how user data is collected, stored and transferred.
How does it change existing privacy laws?
The GDPR acts as a single set of rules that better protects personal information for people across the EU. The new law also introduces some changes regarding certain rights of individuals and the manner and time in which companies should respond to requests regarding personal data.
What data does TripAdvisor Rentals hold?
When booking a rental on our website, we only collect information relevant to your booking – for example, your name, email address and contact number. If you have an active booking or have booked a rental in the past, you can see what data you’ve supplied to us by logging into the Manage my booking page, using your booking reference and the email address used to book.
If you’ve left a review following your stay, you’ll also have created a TripAdvisor member account. You can review and amend your account settings and info for that account here.
What is TripAdvisor Rentals’ commitment to Data Protection?
We retain certain information to help us protect our users and commercial partners from fraudulent activity. In order to detect, track and combat instances of fraud, it’s essential for us to keep data relating to current and former users on file.