(Shared by Kelly O’Bryant, Business Development Specialist, Small Business Development Center, OSU South Centers)
The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is one of the most significant and wide-ranging pieces of legislation passed relating to technology and the internet.
This regulation affects any entity (including websites) that processes EU citizens’ personal data. Whether or not you or your business is located in the EU, if you have EU site visitors, or if your marketing campaigns target EU citizens, this affects you. Under GDPR, companies will also need to give explicit notice when collecting the personal data of their customers.