In the last few days before the deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data protection advisor Jon Baines is here to answer your questions.
Today, Jon was asked:
Q: “If you're an EU citizen and you leave the EU to live in Asia, are you still protected under GDPR?”
“One of the misconceptions about the GDPR is that it applies only to ‘EU citizens’. In fact, if you search the text of the GDPR you won't find one use of the word ‘citizen’.
“GDPR actually applies, in a territorial context, in two different ways. First, it applies to processing of personal data by a controller or processor established in the European Union, regardless of where the processing takes place, and also regardless of who the data subject is – so, for instance, a charity established in the UK, which processes the personal data of people in Africa, is still subject to GDPR.
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