January 28 is Data Privacy Day! Thanks to Europe’s GDPR we are all thinking data privacy these days.
GDPR is the general data protection regulation It is an EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas.
The GDPR was a wakeup call for the US and its tech companies that not only serve US based customers, but you guessed it, EU customers as well. This law is as global as the internet itself. If you are a global service or software provider like Google or Microsoft, chances are your customers are located all over the world and in the case of EU customers this law applies to them and their privacy on your systems wherever your servers are located.
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