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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 was passed by the European Parliament in April 2016.  The GDPR builds on the current Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.  It comes into force on 25th May 2018.  

The GDPR is about protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

It emphasises Transparency, Security and Accountability 

It standardises and strengthens the rights of EU Citizens to data privacy