The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force throughout the EU on 25 May 2018. It will replace existing European data protection laws and introduce significant changes and additional requirements with a wide-ranging impact on businesses round the world, irrespective of where they operate.

See: https://www.mayerbrown.com/files/Publication/ ccb2f5b4-c0a0-4208-bc20-e7074c0bad76/ Presentation/PublicationAttachment/a8b46834-5b25- 436e-93e4-e95390704fec/ Preparing-to-comply-with-the-EU-General-DataProtection-Regulation.pdf