GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that sets rules related to the protection of personal data, with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of personal data by automated means.
The GDPR is expected to replace the existing Data Protection Directive on May 25, 2018. It is enforceable, binding and applicable if the data controller, the processor or the subject (person) is based in the European Union (EU). The regulation is also applicable if an organization based outside the EU if personal data of EU residents is collected.
Under the regulations, new criminal offenses have been created around the acts of re-identification of de-identified personal data and altering (or destroying) personal data to prevent individuals from accessing it.
While many applaud the movement to overhaul personal data protection laws, there is some concern about the lack of rules pertaining to cross-border data transfers and a lack of standards for data breach reporting.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »Facts about Computer Science: Education and Jobs
The following computer science facts and statistics provide a quick introduction to the changing trends in education and related careers. Read More »Texting & Chat Abbreviations
From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »
Learn about each of the five generations of computers and major technology developments that have led to the computing devices that we use... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
Computer architecture provides an introduction to system design basics for most computer science students. Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »