What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation  (GDPR) is a law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also applies to the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. (U.S. companies included)

This law and others like it will change the way businesses and organizations store and process personal information. Similar regulations are already being implemented here in the U.S. One example is the California California Consumer Privacy Act (CPPA) which was signed into law in June of 2018.

Even though it’s an EU thing, organizations and website owners everywhere need to pay attention

The GDPR was created to protect the rights of citizens of the European union with regards to the collection and use of their personal data. Organizations can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover for breaching GDPR up to maximum of €20 Million.

Who Does the GDPR Apply to?
  • Organizations processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location. — This includes data collected from forms, ecommerce systems, membership systems, mailing lists, or any other personal data gathered and/or stored online.
  • All organizations inside or outside of the EU that offer goods or services to EU data subjects residing in the EU (even if they are just visiting the EU).
LEANVIA complies with GDPR and protects all the user data.