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 creating your account with us, we collect data relevant to managing your rental and bookings taken through our platform (for example, your email address and phone number to let you know about bookings you receive).
You can see your personal account data on the
Contact settings page in your dashboard, which includes your contact and address details. Your payment details, which are only used for the purpose of sending your rental payments, are found under Payout settings

What is TripAdvisor Rentals’ commitment to Data Protection laws?

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.
We only keep this information for a period that is justified for the purposes mentioned above. You can review this in more detail in our
Privacy Policy. Rest assured, we treat your personal information with the utmost respect and confidentiality.

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