The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) regulation approved by Parliament in April 2016 that went into effect May 25, 2018. This regulation supersedes any previous country-level directives for the EU member states without any need for further national legislation.

The intention is to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals in the EU. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU, and brings “digital rights” for EU citizens in an age when the economic value of personal data is increasing. This white paper discusses key facts about GDPR, and how to comply.