GDPR is also known as General Data Protection Regulation. It’s a new law that affects not only European citizens and residents, but people all over the world. It came into effect on 25th May 2018.
The purpose of the regulation is to protect people from being exploited by big companies who collect data and use it to target-market individuals.
Who does the GDPR affect?
The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.”