Protection of personal data: Understand the key requirements of the harmonized EU standard
Due to technical progress and increasing globalization, a harmonization of data protection regulations in Europe is both meaningful and necessary. The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation, abbreviated to "EU-GDPR", facilitates this harmonization.
Officially published on May 25, 2018, the EU-GDPR is now applicable law in all member-states of the EU and as such replaces previous national data protection law. Nevertheless, the EU-GDPR includes so-called escape clauses in certain areas, on the basis of which the member-states may complement the EU-GDPR with additional national regulations. This whitepaper explains key principles and rules of the EU-GDPR.