While GDPR is an EU regulation, its global scope is significant due to its extraterritorial applicability. GDPR applies to any organization that processes the personal data of individuals residing in the EU, regardless of the organization’s physical location. This means that even businesses in the United States that collect or process data from EU residents must adhere to GDPR’s requirements.
While GDPR originated in the EU, its global impact affects US businesses that handle EU residents’ personal data. Understanding GDPR’s applicability and requirements is crucial for US organizations aiming to engage with European customers while upholding their privacy rights.