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What is the GDPR?

In 2016, the European Union (EU) passed a new, comprehensive data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018, and expanded the rights of EU individuals, and places stringent requirements on organizations that control and/or process personal data.

Importantly, the GDPR applies not only to organizations that are located in the EU, but also to those located outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU.  NAVEX and many of our customers are impacted by the GDPR.

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Data privacy has been a cornerstone of NAVEX solutions from the beginning.  NAVEX continuously monitors and evaluates all global privacy laws including those that may affect NAVEX directly or its customers in their use of our products and services.  

NAVEX products and services already contain tools which support our customer’s compliance with applicable data privacy and protection requirements of the GDPR. Even so, we are continuously adding new functionality to our products and services to enable our customers improved ease of access to their data to better support their own data privacy needs. As always, we will notify our customers directly when this new functionality becomes available.

Download our FAQ on our approach to the GDPR.

Where to go for more information on the GDPR

We recommend reviewing available GDPR information on public web sites to determine how the GDPR impacts your organization.

General resources on the GDPR include: