What is Data Protection?
The General Data Protections Regulation (GDPR) is a ruling intended to protect the data of citizens within the European Union. The GDPR is a move by The Council of the European Union, European Parliament, and European Commission to provide citizens with a greater level of control over their personal data.
After several years of refining and debating, the regulation was officially approved by European Parliament on April 14, 2016. The EU has allowed a two-year transition period for organizations to reach compliance. As of May 25, 2018, steps will have to be put into place in order to ensure data is protected. This regulation will updating the original Data Protection Act made in 1998.