How Will GDPR Change Privacy in Europe and Globally?

GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation) is on its way, replacing the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive, and it is going to change the world of personal information for good. Exactly what will change and how are enterprises handling our data going to adjust? There are many answers to be sought regarding GDPR, especially for business owners, both across Europe and beyond its borders. In other words, from 25 May 2018 onwards the overall processing of personal data by organizations will have to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation.

What is Personal Data?

According to the Business Dictionary, personal information is:

Recorded information about an identifiable individual that may include his or her (1) name, address, email address, phone number, (2) race, nationality, ethnicity, origin, color, religious or political beliefs or associations, (3) age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, (4) identifying number, code, symbol, (5) finger prints, blood type, inherited characteristics, (6) health care history including information on physical/mental disability, (7) educational, financial, criminal, employment history, (8) others’ opinion about the individual, and (9) personal views except those about other individuals.

What Is the GDPR Policy?

The GDPR regulations are a set of policies that have been in preparation for years in the European Union. In essence they are a complete overhaul of the existing data protection directives and their main goal is to harmonize the laws regarding private data across the member countries. According to the members of Parliament that are behind its creation, the new mechanisms will help strengthen control of the data across the union. The debates and preparations ended when the rules were finally approved on 14 April 2016. The agreed enforcement date is 25 May 2018 when the new rules will become mandatory.

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