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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Definition

What does General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Mean?

What is the meaning of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is the regulation by which the Parliament of Europe, the Council of Europe and the Commission of Europe want to unify and strengthen protection of data for all individuals. GDPR also is about export of personal data to other areas outside of the European Union. Primary objectives of GDPR are to give the EU inhabitants control over their personal data and simplify regulations for international business by the unification of regulation within the EU.

In The Netherlands the term AVG (Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming) is used at government for GDPR.

Next to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the term Data Protection Officer (DPO) Diagram is used. The definition of Data Protection Officer is: The person who oversees all data processing activities in the organization and who audits and monitors if all processing is done compliant with GDPR. A DPO has expert knowledge of data protection law and practices in order to be able to monitor internal compliance with this Regulation. The DPO is proficient at managing IT processes, data security (including dealing with cyber-attacks) and other critical business continuity issues around the holding and processing of personal and sensitive data.

The Dragon1 modeling language is fit for purpose to model data in your organization compliant to GDPR: to check it for GDRP business rules.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Create a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) overview here on Dragon1

Dragon1 is a specialized EA Tool for creating General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) overviews. Assess your situation. Report visually. Improve your situation at your speed.

Dragon1 is a digital platform for co-creating business strategies. Create a trial account here and later this week you will have created your first General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) overview.

Your starting point is the Getting Started on the Dragon1 Learn and Help.


An General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) overview, to be effective, should provide the following:

  • a common vocabulary
  • a list of business rules used
  • a set of systems and databases
  • data objects and their sources
  • process- and data owners
  • breaches of GDPR rules
  • actions and measures to solve the breaches

GDPR Reporting and Landscaping

An example of GDPR reporting is shown here:

You can of course do it in a spreadsheet. But you can get even more out of your GDPR report by generating landscapes on Dragon1.

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