What is GDPR Compliance?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive data privacy and protection regulation that was implemented by the European Union (EU) in May 2018. GDPR is designed to give individuals greater control over their personal data and to harmonize data protection laws across EU member states. It also applies to organizations outside the EU that process the personal data of EU residents.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation
- The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that harmonizes national data privacy laws throughout the EU and enhances the protection of all EU residents with respect to their personal data.
- This harmonization creates new rights for individuals and a set of stronger and clearer rules for businesses.
- The GDPR applies to all companies handling the personal data of EU residents, including companies established outside the EU if they offer goods or services to EU residents or monitor their behaviour.
- The GDPR entered into force on May 25, 2018.