General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – 25th May 2018.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – 25th May 2018.


The GDPR comes into force across the European Union on 25th May, 2018. What's the GDPR?


The GDPR is a new legal framework in the EU and it replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.


"The regulation contains the following key requirements:

The regulation applies if the data controller (an organisation that collects data from EU residents), or processor (an organisation that processes data on behalf of a data controller like cloud service providers), or the data subject (person) is based in the EU. Under certain circumstances, the regulation also applies to organisations based outside the EU if they collect or process personal data of individuals located inside the EU.

According to the European Commission, "personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address."



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