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What is GDPR? Key Facts

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) intends to standardize data protection legislation across the European Union (EU) and update current data protection laws.

Ed Brown of Malwarebytes Legal explains the basics of GDPR.

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GDPR applies to the European Economic Area (European Union states, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

This impacts every entity that holds or uses European personal data both inside and outside of Europe.1

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GDPR is based on the principle of good data governance. To achieve data privacy, organizations require ‘privacy by design’, ‘privacy by default’, and ‘accountability’.

Without undue delay and, where feasible, not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it.2

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The law imposes stricter fines on companies mismanaging personal data or failing to appropriately protect it.

Any person who has suffered material or immaterial damage as a result of an infringement of the regulation shall have the right to receive compensation from the controller or processor for the damage suffered.3

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GDPR mandates that organizations, including large enterprises, small & medium business (SMBs), and even sole proprietors reassess their data processing controls and implement a plan to achieve compliance.

GDPR took effect on May 25th, 2018.
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Malwarebytes believes that everyone has the right to a malware free existence.
Similarly, at the heart of GDPR is the belief that privacy is a fundamental right.

Complying with GDPR

GDPR compliance involves many stakeholders across the organization. A new role imposed by GDPR, the Data Protection Officer (DPO) is required to work closely with all stakeholders. No single technology or process will deliver compliance across the three regulation pillars – legal and compliance, technology, and data. Learn more about how to prepare for GDPR and better protect your organization’s data.

Check out our Quick Start Guide

GDPR Blogs

GDPR causes a flood of new policies

Let’s take a look at how different companies are coping with GDPR changes.

Make way for the GDPR: Is your business ready?

What to do to prepare for GDPR’s approach.

How to build an incident response program: GDPR guidelines

Incident response plans are now required by GDPR.

Building an incident response program: creating the framework

Steps to create your company’s incident response program.

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ includes common questions you may have about GDPR. These questions tackle the inquiries we frequently receive about GDPR and our Privacy Policy. For more information about our data processing, we encourage you to read the full Privacy Policy for additional details.

What is the GDPR?

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When does Malwarebytes collect my information and what is collected?

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Can I opt out of sharing information to Malwarebytes?

How do I modify or delete my personal information?

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How is personal information secured on Malwarebytes’ servers?

Is Malwarebytes using cookies or pixels to gather information?

What safeguards are in place for children who have access to Malwarebytes products?

How do I request to put in place a data processing addendum with Malwarebytes?

How can I contact Malwarebytes if I have questions regarding the Malwarebytes Privacy Policy?