The European Commission is trying to better equip the EU for the new digital age. European citizens need to be sure that their data is protected across the EU regardless of where the data is processed.

In order to be able to do so, as of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will start to apply across the EU. This regulation is an update to the current Data Protection Directive and will offer better protection to one’s personal data and the free movement of such data.

This law is designed to accomplish two main things; that of unifying the current data protection privacy laws throughout the EU, and strengthen the rights of EU citizens to protect their personal information.

The GDPR will be applying to any business that offers products or services to citizens of the EU and/ or collects personal information from citizens of the EU, regardless of where the business is located. Further information one can be found here