GDPR overview

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the European Union’s data privacy law. The GDPR requires companies to take steps to provide individuals with more visibility into and better control over how their personal data is used. It also requires that companies handle that data securely and responsibly.

Does the GDPR require European personal data to be stored in Europe?

The GDPR doesn't require personal data to be stored in Europe. The GDPR requires only that if the personal data of European residents is transported outside of Europe, then that personal data must be adequately protected.

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