General Data Protection Regulation
Effective as of May 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is said to bring about the most profound change to European data security in 20 years. It applies to any organization operating from the EU or offering goods or services in the EU.
By introducing new ways to collect, store and process data, GDPR aims primarily at giving natural persons better control over their own information. In so doing, it also obliges multinational companies to follow new strict rules (GDPR principles) as to dealing with the data.