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General Question about EU GDPR

Hello. I want to set up a local online directory for local businesses. The business would initially get a free listing in the directory and this listing would be generated/populated automatically by the software and would not be a manual process. The free listings in the online directory would show online as well. I would then contact each business to check the listing was correct.
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Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Step-by-step implementation for smaller companies.

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Andrei Hanganu Aug 28, 2019
So I wanted to know if I can automatically add businesses to the online directory in that way, without initially phoning/contacting them to get approval to do that?

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The problem is not gathering the information from public sources, especially if it is B2 B information. However, if you want to start contacting them you need to have a lawful ground for the processing which, in your case, can be either legitimate interest and consent.

If you want to find out more about the lawful grounds for processing check out this article Is consent needed? S ix legal bases to process data according to GDPR (https://advisera.com/eugdpracademy/knowledgebase/is-consent-needed-six-legal-bases-to-process-data-according-to-gdpr/)
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Aug 28, 2019

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