What is General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR)?

The new year will bring many changes for businesses across Europe, but one thing for certain is the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR was passed by the European Parliament back in 2016, it harmonizes data privacy laws across Europe to protect EU residents’ information.

The main purpose of GDPR is to improve individual data protection rights by placing restrictions on how personal data can be used. The motivation behind the new Europe-wide law is clear: the digital age means unique threats are coming to the fore, which also means protecting citizens’ and customers’ data is paramount. GDPR updates and adds more requirements in regards to the 1995 data protection directive. This makes the new regulation more demanding than any other legislation of this kind.

Take a look at some prominent articles from GDPR*:

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