The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, replacing existing data protection frameworks in all EU countries, including Ireland.
The GDPR will not require transposition into law, so organisations involved in data processing of any sort need to be aware that it addresses them directly and that they must comply.
The GDPR protects the privacy of all EU residents, and organisations that fail to safeguard the personal data they hold can be reprimanded for non-compliance.
In the same way that health and safety legislation aims to ensure customer and employee safety, the GDPR aims to ensure that customers and employees’ personal data is handled with care. The GDPR is, in some ways, health and safety for a digital age, and needs to be taken seriously by organisations in Ireland and the rest of the world.
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