What countries are affected by GDPR

This is very common question you will see about GDPR. GDPR stand for The General Data Protection Regulation, it is European Union law that was accepted on 27th April’16, and however it came into force on 25th May’18. It is said about GDPR that it is most sweeping overhaul of regulations on personal information for the last two decades. GDPR protects the personal data of people of EU. Not only EU countries are affected by this law but all the companies & organizations that are outside EU are also affected by this if they have access to the personal information of EU residents. All the companies, offices or institutions that are located in EU have to comply with GDPR. All the companies who are outside the EU also have to comply with GDPR if they are selling online products to the EU countries. The impact of GDPR reaches far beyond the world of marketing. It even needs to be implemented within applications like Privacy by design, security by design, and GDPR by design. This is the main reason for which American companies like Facebook, Twitter & Google have specialized IT Law for compliance perspective. GDPR also includes government agencies and other public associations accountable for what they do or not with sensitive EU citizen data.In case of non-compliance found by GDPR the penalties are as high as like 4% of the annual turnover. The GDPR law is also implemented in the UK as when the rule was made Brexit was also a part of European Union. GDPR is already being implemented in the Rules and Regulations of UK and will in the guidelines of UK even if is it is no more a part of European Union. The regulation applies across data Subjects (people) in European Economic Area (EEA) (not just EU member states, which is a misconception).If you are a website owner, for instance, you can be based out of any other country but still have to comply with GDPR if your website gets visitors from EEA and these GDPR rules are mandatory to follow by the Government and the private sector in the EU provinces. It will be also implemented on the Non-European citizens who are staying in Europe. It is also said that GDPR will not only affect EU countries but it will definitely affect globally. There are around 28 countries affected by GDPR :- Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

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