The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to
- harmonize data privacy laws across Europe
- protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy
- reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy
Essentially this is a bump up in data protection, and will probably be the barometer other countries in the world will compare or contrast to. Rather than repeat in verbatim, head over HERE for all your GDRP info.