The General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) seems to be a typo; it’s likely you’re referring to the GDPR, which stands for the General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The GDPR aims to give individuals control over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. Key aspects of the GDPR include: Consent: The GDPR emphasizes informed, explicit consent by individuals before personal data can be processed by companies. The requests for consent must be given in an intelligible and easily accessible form. Right to Access: Individuals have the right to know whether, where, and for what purpose their personal data is being processed. They also have the right to obtain a copy of the personal data, free of charge, in an electronic format. Right to Be Forgotten: Also known as Data Erasure, it entitles individuals to have the data controller erase their personal data, cease further dissemination of the data, and potentially have third parties halt processing of the data. Data Portability: This right allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services. Privacy by Design: Calls for the inclusion of data protection from the onset of the designing of systems, rather than an addition. Data Protection Officers (DPO): Public authorities and organizations that process data on a large scale must appoint a DPO to oversee GDPR compliance. Breach Notification: In the event of a data breach, organizations must notify the appropriate national bodies as soon as possible, in order to ensure EU citizens can take appropriate measures to prevent their data from being abused. The GDPR was adopted on 14 April 2016, and became enforceable beginning 25 May 2018. It replaced the 1995 Data Protection Directive. GDPR compliance is mandatory for all organizations operating within the EU and EEA, as well as all organizations outside the EU and EEA that offer goods or services to customers or businesses in the EU/EEA. Non-compliance can result in heavy fines up to €20 million or 4% of the company’s global annual turnover, whichever is higher.