The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European data protection regulation adopted by the EU Commission. It replaced the EU Data Protection Directive, Directive 95/46/EC, which was introduced in 1995. The GDPR became effective on May 25, 2018 and applies to both individuals and businesses. It regulates the way in which personal data of citizens in the European Union should be handled.
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework and European privacy law that went into effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, also known as Directive 95/46/EC, and will apply a single data protection law throughout the EU.
Data protection laws set and govern the way that businesses collect, use, and share personal data about individuals. Among other things, they require businesses to process an individual's, who lives in the European Union (EU), personal data fairly and lawfully allow individuals to exercise legal rights in respect of their personal data (for example, to access, correct or delete their personal data), and ensure appropriate security protections are put in place to protect the personal data they process.
The GDPR applies to all entities and individuals based in the EU and to entities and individuals, whether or not based in the EU, that process the personal data of EU individuals.
The GDPR defines personal data as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This is a broad definition, and includes data that is obviously personal (such as an individual’s name or contact details) as well as data that can be used to identify an individual indirectly (such as an individual’s IP address).