What is GDPR?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important

change in data privacy regulation in 20 years - make sure you're prepared​.

(Regulation (EU) 2016/679)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union “Regulation” established to protect the personal data of anyone in the EU. The regulation was published on 24th of May 2016. As it is a "Regulation" it does not need to be ratified by the member states' national parliaments. It became law in all member states on the date of its publication. From May 2016 a 2 year transition period was defined to give organisations time to ensure compliance. The 2 year period expires on 24th of May 2018. As of May, 25th 2018 the GDPR will be enforced and organisations must comply. The GDPR was developped, building on the European "1995 Data Protection Directive" (Directive 95/46/EC), to harmonize data protection within the EU. The GDPR is focussed on the protection of the individual. The GDPR is applicable to all companies located within the EU and all companies offering goods or services to people residing in the EU. That means that all people residing in EU can rely on the protection of the GDPR, regardless of their nationality or the location of their supplier of goods or services. The major changes versus

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