GDPR Overview

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GDPR Overview

Category : Security

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation standardizes data privacy laws across the European Union (EU), and EU citizens are entitled to exercise their GDPR rights.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. Under GDPR, EU data subjects are entitled to exercise the following rights:

Right to Access: Find out what kind of personal information is held about you and for what purpose.  The controller shall provide a copy of the personal data, free of charge, in an electronic format.
Right of Rectification: Ask for your information to be updated or corrected.
Right to Data Portability: Receive a copy of the information which you have provided under contract so that you have the right to transmit that data to another controller.
Right to Restrict Use: Ask for your personal information to stop being used in certain cases, including if you believe that the personal information about you is incorrect or unlawfully used.
Right to Object: Objecting to use of your information (where a party is processing it on legitimate interest basis) and to have your personal information deleted.
Right to be Forgotten: Also known as Data Erasure. In certain circumstances, you may also have your personal information deleted.