What Did GDPR Change?
Prior to its coming into effect, a directive governed what companies could and could not collect about their customers and users. The issue with a directive is that it allows each of the member states of the EU to adopt and edit the directive to fit their needs. The GDPR in comparison, must be accepted in its entirety by all member states of the EU. It also applies to companies located outside of the EU, but with activity within the EU. In short, the ratification of the GDPR has made data protection more expansive, up-to-date, non-negotiable and compulsory.