The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union regulation that was instituted on May 25th, 2018 to rule on how companies and entities should address and ensure personal data protection.

More specifically, the GDPR is a set of guidelines on how companies must manage their IT landscapes, staff, partners and operational processes in order to assure the security, confidentiality, privacy and accuracy of any data they hold that may (by itself or when cross-referenced with other data) unambiguously identify a data subject (i.e. person).

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