What is GDPR?

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) represents the new EU data rules which came into effect on 25th May 2018. They are designed to enhance data privacy, transparency and control for European Citizens. They apply to any company that may process data from or about any person (citizen or resident) in the 28 EU States.

GDPR increases EU Citizens’ data rights in several ways, including:

  • The right to be forgotten: individuals may request in certain circumstances to have their personal data to be erased.
  • The right to be informed: individuals should be informed about the collection and the use of their personal data.
  • The right to data portability: individuals can request their personal data to be sent to them or another entity.
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