The General Data Protection Regulation – or the GDPR – is a new piece of privacy law that will enter into force on 25 May 2018. It will apply in the entire European Union. The GDPR aims to harmonise and modernise the privacy rules for the new digital era. It will replace the outdated Data Protection Directive, in force since 1995.
Individuals will have more rights, including the famed ‘right to be forgotten’. Businesses will enjoy a more consistent application of rules and a predictable regulatory environment with less red tape.
See more detail here: A Beginner’s Guide to the GDPR