What is GDPR? An article by SD Worx


 

SD Worx Chief Legal Officer, Jacqueline Raison, has written some useful information on GDPR and what it might mean for your organisation. This is the first of a series of articles on the steps we are taking at SD Worx to ensure GDPR compliance.

What is GDPR?

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation. It is a new piece of European legislation that was finally adopted on 27th April 2017 after several false starts. It will come into force on 25th May 2018 across Europe, and it will apply not only to any organisation situated in the EU, but also to any organisation that processes the personal data of EU citizens regardless of where they are situated. 

Where existing laws only apply to data controllers (the owners of the data), GDPR also applies to organisations that process data on behalf of data controllers. 

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