General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
What is GDPR?
The GDPR is a European Union (EU) law designed to ensure personal data is protected, and to give EU citizens more control over their data. The law applies to any company that does business with EU citizens, regardless of where the company is located.
Why is GDPR important?
Stricter data privacy laws have been needed after an increase in large-scale data breaches, and are an attempt to give consumers more control over the personal information collected about them, as well as how that information is used. GDPR has been the inspiration for other privacy laws around the world, including the California Consumer Privacy Act and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in Canada.