In the coming months, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially be enforced on May 25th, 2018, with heavy fines for some organizations—including those in the United States—who are not compliant with these regulations in time. For organizations in the the U.S., these soon-to-be-introduced guidelines will require an individual’s consent before processing any personal data. It also restricts how long companies can store this personal data and requires this data to be erased within 72 hours when necessary.

There are specific key terms  organizations may want to be familiar with to ensure the guidelines surrounding how businesses handle personal data is completely understood. These key definitions include:

Personal Data

In the General Data Protection Regulation, “personal data” pertains to any information that relates to a subject of data from an identifiable or already identified person. Personal data can reference any information that can identify an (Read more...)