What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law adopted in the European Union (EU) in 2016 and taking effect in May 2018. The GDPR is designed to improve privacy and data protection for EU citizens, in part by providing uniform guidelines across all member states. While it is a European law, it could impact businesses around the world, especially those that do business with people or companies in the EU.
Is Hawaii Information Service affected by the GDPR?
Is my business affected by the GDPR?
Where can I learn more?
Wikipedia provides a good overview of the GDPR:
For real estate specifically, a recent Inman article provides some general advice for real estate brokerages:
“GDPR and What it Means to You” was published on the NAR YPN Lounge blog:
And the WAV Group recently published a whitepaper on the topic, “How Europe’s New Personal Data Rule Impacts Real Estate”:
For general businesses, there are guides from Microsoft and Google for their respective customers that may be helpful:
What if I still have questions?
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