The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short) is Europe’s big new data privacy law. It comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and is the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in over 20 years.
What is GDPR?
GDPR sets out new rules for how all European residents’ data must be handled and replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive.
GDPR strengthens the rights that individuals have regarding personal data relating to them and seeks to unify data protection laws across Europe, regardless of where that data is processed.
A regulation such as the GDPR is a binding act, which must be followed in its entirety throughout the EU.
Who does GDPR apply to?
GDPR compliance isn’t just for European companies.
GDPR applies to businesses of all sizes, regardless of whether you have 1 or 10,000 employees, and regardless of where you or your company is based.
If you offer products and services…