You’ve probably heard the GDPR acronym, especially during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before the United States Congress, but what exactly is it? More importantly, what does it mean?
What Is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law that gives residents of the European Union (EU) more control over their personal data with a focus on keeping the data secure. Enforcement of the GDPR went into effect May 28, 2018 and is applicable to every citizen of the EU and any business entity that transacts with them, regardless of the location of the business.