GDPR, or The General Data Protection Regulation, is a European Union law regulating data protection and privacy for individuals in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA).
It actually came into effect in April 2016, but with a two-year transition period that ended on May 25 of this year – which explains the sudden flurry of GDPR-related emails you may have seen in your inbox.
But the so-called “GDPR day” was not the end of it. In fact, it’s just the beginning. The first GDPR complaint came in less than an hour after the deadline, signaling the birth of an era in which GDPR compliance will be a fact of life for marketers and website owners. It will particularly affect those, such as university recruiters, who process large amounts of personal data.
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