GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

📕 What is the GDPR?

It is one of the key texts on data protection that applies to european & international players overall : it entered into force in May 2018. The GDPR maintains the continuity with the Loi française Informatique et Libertés of 1978 that establishes rules on the collect and use of personal data in France. It is actually at that time that the French DPA called the CNIL (renvoyer au lexique CNIL), was created!

The GDPR applies in these two conditions:

  • when entities offer products and services to people IN the European Union, even though the headquarter is outside the EU.
  • when organisations from a European country, process personal data from people inside or outside the UE. 

Who does the GDPR applies to?

The GDPR guidelines apply to any public or private bodies, whatever their size and line of business. 

  • Companies (VSEs, SMEs, big companies...)
  • Administrations
  • Collectivities
  • Associations