Join Mandy Huth for an in-depth discussion in this video GDPR means big change , part of Security Matters (To Everyone).
(lively music) - Did you know that that there are over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data exchanged on the internet every single day. With that amount of data, how do you keep sensitive information private? GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation went into effect in May of 2018. GDPR is intended to protect the privacy of all individuals located in the European Union.
Specifically, it addresses the requirements to protect the private data of its citizens, both in transit and at rest. So you might be thinking why does this matter to me? If you're a business that handles any type of data of a European citizen, you will be held to the tenets of this regulation. Specifically, if you're handling personal data. It could be name, address, national ID number, or date of birth.
There are penalties for non compliance. So it is very important that you take the time to understand your requirements under this regulation. Finally, I'm by no means a lawyer, so if you think you may have requirements and you're seeking legal advice, make sure you get with your general counsel. GDPR and its regulation can feel overwhelming but just like other frameworks, you need to understand the regulation, and take it one piece at a time.