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· 6 min read

GDPR was approved by EU parliament on April 14, 2016, went into effect May 25, 2018, and impacts any business handling any personal data of any EU resident.

At a high level, GDPR is a directive on the protection of personal data and can be scoped twofold. First, the law protects persons concerned by processing of personal data. Second, it enforces additional accountability on businesses involved in the processing of personal data.

What does GDPR do exactly? Let's dive in.

· 4 min read

We all know that GDPR (also known as RGPD in France) has brought data policy into the spotlight for many technical organizations. As of May 25, 2018, if your systems (both automated and otherwise!) handle PII of individuals residing in the EU, you must comply with regulation. While this enforcement date makes the topic seem like old news, many US-based companies are unclear of the specifics and vastly underprepared to deal with the implications.

Before diving too far into the deep end of implementation detail, one must first understand the basics. The only way to conform to this regulation (which many US-based companies still don't) is to thoroughly understand what data needs to be handled with care.

So... what is personal data?