In 2016, the European Union passed a data privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation, or the GDPR. The law regulates how companies and nonprofits handle personal information from people in Europe. The deadline to comply with the GDPR is May 25, 2018.
An organization handles information whenever it: collects, records, organizes, structures, stores, adapts or alters, retrieves, consults, uses, discloses, disseminates, makes available, transmits, combines, restricts, erases, or destroys personal information.
Personal information is any information that alone or with other information can identify a living person. Personal information includes: name, home address, business address, email, cell phone number, work number, employee ID number, usernames and passwords, etc.
Whenever this website uses the term Europe, it means the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
A series of actions-whether electronic, automated, mechanical, or manual-taken in order to achieve a goal. For example, filing resumes from the recruitment department.
An event is anything that has happened. For example, transferring information from one server to another is an event.
A third party is any organization that is not the organization answering questions in GDPR IQ. For example, if Acme Co. is answering questions in GDPR IQ, all of its vendors, cloud-service providers, and suppliers qualify as third parties.
Most organizations have affiliates and subsidiaries. Although affiliates and subsidiaries may be part of a larger organization, they are third parties as well. For example, if Acme Co. is a parent company of four subsidiaries, and Acme Co. is answering questions in GDPR IQ, the subsidiaries are third parties.
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