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Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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The new rules address these concerns by strengthening existing rights and empowering individuals with more control over their personal data. Most notably, these include:

  • Easier access to your data: individuals will have more information on how their data is processed, and this information should be available in a clear and understandable way;
  • a right to data portability: it will be easier to transfer your personal data between service providers;
  • a clarified "right to be forgotten": when you no longer want your data to be processed and provided that there are no legitimate grounds for retaining it, the data will be deleted;
  • the right to know when your data has been hacked: for example, companies and organisations must notify the national supervisory authority of serious data breaches as soon as possible so that users can take appropriate measures.

Link to the original source (European Commission)

About General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


By the European Commission
(external link)