GDPR definition

GDPR is legislation developed to strengthen and standardize data privacy protections for residents of the European Union. The GDPR is meant as a replacement for the European Data Protection Directive, which was created in 1995 and represents the last major EU legislation regarding personal data privacy. Compliance with the GDPR is paramount to anyone doing business in EU countries.

Compliance with the GDPR

In addition to scaling up the security surrounding customers’ data, the GDPR stipulates that, in the event of a security breach, customers must be notified within 72 hours. Everyone who plans to do business in the European Union and/or work with European Union residents’ data should make sure they are in compliance with the GDPR before it goes into effect in May 2018. This means identifying data risk and scaling up technology so that it adequately protects said data.

For more information on how we handle personal information, read our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions on how we comply with the GDPR, please email us.