GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) – Glossary

Here’s what every company needs to know about GDPR (deadlines, requirements, penalties and more).

GDPR refers to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulation).

GDPR Effective Date
The GDPR effective date refers to the date from which the provisions of the GDPR apply (GDPR effective date is May 25, 2018)

Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs)
Structured regulation put in place to allow multinational companies and organizations to shift personal data from the European Union to their branches outside of Europe yet within the organization

Data Concerning Health
Intimate facts connected to the physical or mental health of an individual or the health services to them

Data Protection Authority
Government officials tasked with the preservation of data and privacy. They are also in charge of monitoring and enforcement of the data protection regulations within the Union.

Delegated Acts
Non-legislative acts passed in order to supplement existing body of laws and provide clarity

Privacy by Design
A concept that sends for the inclusion of data protection for the start of designing systems

Privacy Impact Assessment
A device used to recognize and lessen privacy risks by analyzing individual data that is processed

The procedure of distinctive facts that are no longer being attributed to a single data subject unaccompanied by the use of additional data

Informal discussions between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union generally ensuring the first readings of proposed legislation in order to quickly agree on a compromise