Although GDPR only affects citizens living in the European Union, it is recommended that companies that operate internationally ensure all of their global audience is GDPR compliant to meet stringent data regulations in the future.
Does GDPR apply to individuals?
The GDPR applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’. The GDPR does not apply to certain activities including processing covered by the Law Enforcement Directive, processing for national security purposes and processing carried out by individuals purely for personal/household activities.
Does GDPR apply to citizens or residents?
GDPR applies to individuals and gives them certain rights and freedoms. GDPR rules apply if the business collects or processes the personal data of an individual residing in the EU. Unfortunately, there is no law that protects the privacy of all individuals in the United States, only specific groups of individuals.
Does data protection apply to companies?
Answer. No, the rules only apply to personal data about individuals, they don’t govern data about companies or any other legal entities. However, information in relation to one-person companies may constitute personal data where it allows the identification of a natural person.
What size company does GDPR apply to?
The GDPR broadly expects all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to comply in full with the Regulation, but it makes some exceptions for organisations that have fewer than 250 employees.