The new General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR), contained in Regulation (UE) 2016/679, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 4 May 2016.. This regulation cancels all legislation published before the digital age.
This Community legislation, designated in the English language by General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), applies since 25 May 2018.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46 / EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws in Europe to protect and enable the full privacy of citizenship data. And reshape the way organizations in the region address citizen data and privacy.
What is personal data?
Any and all information related to an individual or "Data Subject" that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything like a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, content on social networking sites, medical information or a computer's IP address.
GDPR applies to all organizations located in the EU, but also applies to organizations located outside the EU that offer goods or services or that monitor the behavior of individuals from EU. It applies to all companies processing and storing personal data of people residing in the European Union, regardless of the location of the business.
The law became active on May 25, 2018 and organizations must comply with it.