The General Data Protection Regulation, more commonly known as just GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection. Serving as an update to the 1995 Data Protection Directive, this regulation looks to update the protection of personal data to keep up with the demands of a more advanced cyber community.
Adopted in 2016, GDPR came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 with the UK’s own Information Commissioner’s Office enforcing it. Following cases of data breach, GDPR holds data processors and protectors more accountable for data flow, data protection, and limitation to give the power back to the user.
This massive shift in internet control changed the face of security and social platforms with a wide array of information added to the strictly private category, including your IP address.
With more transactions taking place online, companies need to understand the effects of the General GDPR and stay relevant in an increasingly digital world. More stringent rules and greater penalties mean any corporate audience will benefit from the knowledge of GDPR.