The information era brings blessings to the human society, but at the same time threatens people’s privacy. As humans spend increasing amounts of time in the digital world, personal data protection is placed at the heart of many hot debates, which often conclude that we currently live in a world where people’s privacy is highly fragile.
The new General Data Protection Regulation, adopted in 2016, will become enforceable on May 2018 and will replace the EU Data Directive established in 1995. Such regulation is applicable to all EU organizations and any organization worldwide that handles and processes data of EU citizens. As we approach the GDPR’s enforcement date, preparations for the GDPR should be high on the agenda of every business or board.