What is the GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Protection Data Regulation and is a new EU regulation aimed at strengthening data protection for EU citizens and residents within the EU and the rest of the world. The idea is that (unlike the current directive) the GDPR will amount to one single set of rules across Europe, something which EU policy makers believe will make it simpler – and cheaper – for organisations to do business across the EU.
When does it come into effect?
25 May 2018 – so organisations have less than a year to get to grips with it.