Introduction to EU GDPR
May 27, 2018 at 9:19 am By moshe
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
It was adopted on 27 April 2016. It becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018, after a two-year transition period. The GDPR replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive. It affects everyone who lives in the EU and any company that does business in the EU or has consumers in the EU, which in 2018 is nearly everyone.
Even if you don’t live in Europe, or if your company isn’t based in Europe, this is a good chance these rules will still apply to you, or have an affect on the tools you use every day. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The Industries catering the European customers should be aware of the law and the implications if this is not being followed.
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