The European Union has been working for 4 years to bring General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to bring data protection legislation into ways that are unforeseen in practice of how data is used.
Since , UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, GDPR is set to introduce a tougher fine for non-compliance and breaches, and also will give people more power over their data and which company uses it. It also makes data protection rules quite a bit identical throughout the EU.
About General Data Protection Regulation -
- The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
- Facebook has published its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law.
- GDPR enters into force on 25th May marking the biggest overhaul of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet.