Understanding GDPR: Overview of Data Protection Regulation

Overview of GDPR: Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

What is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?

The GDPR is an EU law focusing on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses exporting personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The primary aim of the GDPR is to provide citizens and residents with control over their personal data while simplifying the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

Starting on May 25, 2018, GDPR has been applied across the European Union, and all member nations were expected to incorporate it into their national laws by May 6, 2018.

After four years of preparation and debate, the GDPR was approved by the European Parliament in April 2016, and the official texts and regulations of the directive were published in all the official languages of the EU in May 2016.

—> This section is adapted from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation

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