GDPR Overview

Overview

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a piece of legislation that is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union. It is considered to be the most significant piece of European data protection legislation to be introduced in the European Union (EU) in 20 years and will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive.


The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the European Union. The regulation will become effective and enforceable on May 25, 2018.


The GDPR regulates the processing of personal data (often referred to as Personally Identifiable Information, or PII) about individuals in the European Union including its collection, storage, transfer, or use. Importantly, under the GDPR, the concept of “personal data” is very broad and covers any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (also called a “Data Subject”).


This legislation gives Data Subjects more rights and control over their data by regulating how companies should handle and store the personal data they collect.

What is changing for Barometric customers?

Barometric does not collect any EU personal data, nor processes any personal data. Barometric will neither be a Data Controller nor a Data Processor.

For which countries does GDPR apply?

GDPR applies to all EU member nations including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, 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 and the UK.