The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive European privacy law that took effect on May 25, 2018. Brandle views this law as an important step forward in streamlining personally identifiable information (PII) data protection requirements across the European Union.
The GDPR is a data protection law (in effect May 25, 2018) in the EU that strengthens the protection of personal data in due to technological developments, increased globalization, and more complex international flows of personal data. It updates and replaces the national data protection laws currently in place with a single set of rules, directly enforceable in each EU membe r state.
The GDPR regulates the processing of PII data, which includes collection, storage, transfer, or use. Any organization that processes personal data of EU individuals is within the scope of the law (whether the business has a physical location in the EU or not). The GDPR has a broad definition of “personal data” and covers any information relating to an identifiable individual (also called a “data subject”).
This post outlines Brandle's GDPR Commitment and the actions we are taking to comply with this important data protection regulation.