The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law designed to protect personal data. GDPR harmonizes data privacy laws across Europe. The law extends regulations to corporations that operate in Europe. GDPR provides for the protection, processing and movement of personal data. It covers information used to identify or profile a person to evaluate, analyze or predict behavior. The law applies to recipients who give information freely when their personal data is processed. GDPR applies to when specific, informed and explicit consent by statement or action to signify agreement to process personal data.
GDPR also applies to situations where a data breach leads to accidental or unlawful access to, destruction or misuse of personal data. The law covers biometric data relating to physical, physiological or behavioral information of an individual and their unique identification. It also relates to inherited or acquired data, biological sample data, health or physiological data. GDPR was approved by EU Parliament on April 14th, 2016 and will be enforced on May 25th, 2018.
For more information, download the details here: General Data Protection Regulation (pdf file)
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