Chapter 14. The EU General Data Protection Regulation

Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the organization of the GDPR and its supporting guideline documents

  • Explain the principles of the GDPR

  • Explain the rights of data subjects defined in the GDPR

  • Summarize the roles of the controller and processor

  • Present an overview of the data protection impact assessment process

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Commission regulation for the protection of data in the European Union (EU). The European Commission published the GDPR on April 27, 2016, and it entered into force on May 25, 2018. The GDPR builds on the foundations of and repeals its predecessor, Directive 95/46/EC, which ...

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