What is the EU GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) is a regulation in EU (European Union) law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
EU GDPR Official Site
European Commission - GDPR Web Site:
European Commission - Business Guide
The European Commission has written a simple guide "Seven Steps for Businesses to Get Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation". You can download your own copy using the link below.
GDPR Cookie Consent Notification
As part of the compliance with GDPR, you may wish to add a "Cookie Consent Notification" on your web site.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make my site compliant with these regulations?
My business is US based. Does this matter to me?
What countries are part of the EU?
Answer: The EU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
If the UK is exiting the EU, does it still apply to UK businesses?
Answer: Yes - the UK is technically still part of the EU (as of May 2018) and intends to incorporate GDPR into its own laws after existing the EU ("Brexit").
Answer: No. The GDPR does not require this.
Answer: No. We do not provide legal advice and are not authorized to do so. Please consult with your attorney or business adviser.