The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was created by the European Union(EU) and enacted into law by all EU member countries in May 2018. It was responsive to the need for every citizen of EU countries to have control of their own personal data. It also seeks to create simpler regulatory policies for business. The GDPR’s core component is to ensure both citizen and business security in the EU so that everyone benefits in today’s digital economy. The GDPR will also impact any individual or company that does business within EU countries. For more information go to an article posted May 23, 2018 by Danny Palmer at ZDNet.
Link to his highly informative article at: https://www.zdnet.com/article/gdpr-an-executive-guide-to-what-you-need-to-know/
How might the GDPR impact your students?
- The digital landscape is global. It is likely they will have contact internationally either through purchases, social media, or or other data sharing.
- To be career, college, and life ready, our students must understand the guidelines and acceptable policies for their personal and professional electronic data use.
- As United States citizens, it is in their best interest to also be up-to-date about US laws pertaining to digital privacy.