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About the GDPR

Name: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)


Type: Regulation



  • Harmonizing data privacy across the EU and protecting the privacy rights of individuals in the EU
  • Covers the processing of personal data by entities operating within the EU and by entities outside the EU offering goods or services to individuals in the EU
  • Giving individuals more control over their personal data and simplifying the regulatory environment for international business by harmonizing the regulation within the EU

Relevant to: Everyone processing personal data (or anyone who has their personal data processed


Status: In force since 25 May 2018