What Is GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most important changes in data privacy regulation in 20 years, replacing the previous Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC), released in 1995. GDPR is a regulation from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intended to unify and strengthen data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). GDPR becomes effective May 25, 2018. Organizations that fail to comply will be subject to heavy fines.