The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a legal framework that provides a number of protections for EU citizens in the realm of data privacy. The GDPR was created in response to a series of high profile data breaches and the fear among regulators that companies were not doing enough to protect EU citizen data. The GDPR regulates personal information held by private companies, including personally identifiable information such as name, address, email address and phone number. Under the terms of the regulation, any company who processes this type of personal information on behalf of an EU citizen must comply with certain regulatory requirements.
Articles related to GDPR are designed for IT professionals who are concerned about the privacy of their users. These articles will provide guidance on user data storage, consent management, and how to avoid fines under the European Union's new regulation.