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MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 29 WWW.ILTANET.ORG | ILTA WHITE PAPER A Worldwide Law: The EU, the GDPR and You A Worldwide Law: The EU, the GDPR and You by Dan Anderson of SeeUnity In December of 2015, the European Union (EU) voted to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in place of the Data Protection Directive (DPD.) The DPD was established in 1995 and aimed to protect the personal data of EU citizens from misuse. The original DPD worked well for the time it was originally established, but a lot has changed in the world of information. Due to this, the EU thought it necessary for the law to change, too. The GDPR is meant to replace the DPD, and, as a regulation, it will span across the EU as uniform law and be the first of its kind to implement a global initiative. The aim of the GDPR is to enable the people of the EU to beer control their personal data. The change came as 67 percent of Europeans expressed that they were concerned about not having control over their personal data and information they provide online, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey. We will address five of the important changes to come under the GDPR and help guide you with steps to prepare for the regulation, which goes into effect in May of 2018. These five changes include: Data Controllers vs. Data Processors Personal Data Redefined Individual Rights Data Breach Notification and Penalties Global Impact Data Controller vs. Data Processor Data controllers are defined as "the natural legal person, public authority, agency or other body, which determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data." A difference between the 1 2 3 4 5

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