About GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Regulation by which the European Commission strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses export of personal data outside the EU.

The primary objectives of the GDPR are to give citizens back the control of their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. It enters into application 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition period and, unlike a Directive, it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by local governments.