What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a European data protection law that will be enforced as of May 25, 2018.  It aims to update data privacy standards to address the increase in the creation and processing of personal data in today’s technology, including the cloud and social media with robust accountability.  In short, GDPR with its new requirements for handling personal data and documenting those practices requires organizations that process personal data to be accountable for it. It also emphasizes increased transparency and choice for data subjects (i.e. the individuals described by personal data).

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