Mohammad Sayed

What is GDPR? How does it affect users’ and companies’ privacy?

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) set by the EU on May 25th, 2018 is a data privacy and security law, aiming at protecting users personal data and granting the “right to be forgotten/ to erasure”.GDPR is applicable to organizations anywhere as long as they are targeting and/or collecting data related to people in the EU.  Breaches to GDPR could cost companies and organizations millions of Euros and/or 4% of its global turnover, thus is daunting for SMEs.

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Main questions arising here include but are not limited to:

  1. What is GDPR and why is it important?
  2. Who does GDPR affect?