The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) is the new European privacy law that went into effect May 25th, 2018.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR will be replacing the current Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, and its goal is to further protect users’ personal data. By increasing the regulatory requirements regarding data collection, processing, consent definitions, personal rights, and more, the GDPR is a great step forward for individuals in the European Union and abroad. While we are very excited about these new laws as citizens, it does bring about a large impact on businesses all over the world.
How does this affect you?
First and foremost, if your business is in the EU, you will have to comply to all the GDPR requirements. However, it’s important to note that you are not only affected by it if your business is in the EU.
If your business is located outside of the EU, you still need to comply if:
Note: If the above does not apply to you, we still recommend complying with the GDPR, as it is very likely that future laws and policies all over the globe will introduce similar requirements.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon as legal advice. We encourage you to work with legal and other professional counsel to determine precisely how the GDPR might apply to your organization. The goal of this article is to explain the changes we have made, and the tools we have built for you to help you to become GDPR compliant.