About the regulation and data protection

What does the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) govern?
What is personal data?
What constitutes data processing?
What are Data Protection Authorities (DPAs)?

Background

As of May 2018, with the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation, there is one set of data protection rules for all companies operating in the EU, wherever they are based.

Stronger rules on data protection mean

  • people have more control over their personal data
  • businesses benefit from a level playing field

Library

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Regulation

Communication

Citizens

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Business

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Infographic: What your company must do

Infographic: What your company must do

Stronger rules on data protection from 25 May 2018 mean citizens have more control over their data and business benefits from a level playing field.

Special Eurobarometer 487a General Data Protection Regulation (March 2019)

Find your data protection authority

Article 29 working party

Information about the incorporation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into the EEA Agreement

European Data Protection Board

Documents

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