Viewpoint: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): European regulation that has a global impact

In this viewpoint, the author discusses the global implications of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be enforced from 25 May 2018.


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be enforced across all EU Member States from 25 May 2018, is a landmark in the evolution of the European privacy framework.1 Driven by a philosophical approach to data protection, based on the concept of privacy as a fundamental human right (as enshrined in the Charter of EU Rights), the Regulation will have wide global impact.

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